ORANGETOWN, N.Y. -- Orangetown police have charged a man with criminal possession of a firearm and other offenses after a foot pursuit in Nyack, authorities said.
The arrest came about when police responded to a call reporting that a man was seen holding a handgun in the area of South Franklin Street and Main Street in the village on July 23, about 4:36 a.m., according to officials.
Police located the suspect, identified as Hence Perdue, a former Nyack resident now living in Powder Springs, Ga., by matching the description given by the caller, police reported.
As officers approached, Perdue fled on foot and officers ran after him; during the chase, Perdue was observed by police holding a black pistol, according to officials.
Perdue jumped a fence in his effort to escape, police report.
After searching the area, officers found a .40 caliber pistol on the ground on the other side of the fence over which Perdue had jumped, according to officials.
A short time later, Perdue was spotted and taken into custody without further incident, police report.
He has been charged with criminal possession of a firearm in the second degree, resisting arrest and unlawful possession of marijuana, according to officials.
The defendant was arraigned in Nyack Justice Court and released on $1,000 bail, police report.
He is due back in court on Tuesday, Aug. 23, according to officials.