Man Wanted In Ohio Charged Locally
A man wanted on a slew of charges in Ohio was found locally with a “large quantity of illegal drugs,” the Jamestown Police Department said Monday.
Gregory D. Hawkins was being held pending arraignment and extradition.
Officers on Saturday were investigating a suspicious vehicle on the east side of the city when the vehicle left, nearly striking on officer.
An investigation determined the suspect was Hawkins, who was wanted in Ohio on charges of having weapons while under disability, carrying concealed weapons, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle and assault.
On Monday, Hawkins was observed in the area of Barrett and Myers avenues. He was taken into custody without incident and found with 9 ounces of methamphetamine and over 2 ounces of fentanyl, the department said.
Locally, Hawkins is facing charges of first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree obstructing governmental administration from Saturday’s incident and second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally using drug paraphernalia from Monday’s incident.
The Jamestown Police Department patrol section was assisted by the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force and Jamestown Police Department K-9.