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Man arrested after Fayetteville officer injured in foot chase

Posted May 27, 2011
Updated May 28, 2011

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— Fayetteville police have arrested a probationer who got away from officers during a foot chase Tuesday afternoon.

Police said that during a traffic stop along Jim Johnson Road, a mo-ped driver – identified as Antion Douglas Jones, 28 – showed officers jail release papers for identification, then tried to drive away when officers asked if he had anything illegal on him.

The officers managed to get Jones off the mo-ped, but he took off on foot and got away from officers who chased him, police said. Police found two handguns in the mo-ped.

One officer injured his knee during the foot chase, police said. He is recovering after undergoing surgery.

Jones was arrested Thursday evening under charges of possession of a firearm by a felon; carrying a concealed weapon; resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer by fleeing arrest; driving with a revoked license and various traffic offenses.

He was placed in the Cumberland County jail under a $25,500 secured bond.

Police planned to confer with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to see if Jones could face federal charges.

Police said that he has several pending state charges, including felony manufacturing of cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana. He was given two years' probation for 2010 felony drug convictions, according to state Department of Correction records.

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  • faycop4ncstate May 27, 2011

    Journey985 is correct. If it was under 50cc, you do not need a license to drive it. Mopeds are colloquially known as "Liquor Cycles" because DWI offenders that lose their license can legally drive a moped without a valid license provided they remain sober. A lot of mopeds are actually over 50cc and therefore are classified as motorcycles by state statute. That is probably the case here.

  • ngsoldier13p May 27, 2011

    "You can be charged with being revoked anywhere weather you need a license or not. For instance you dont need a license to drive on a PVA yet if you are revoked you will get busted." wolf35nc

    Don't know where you got this info dude, but you are dead wrong. To Journey, it's either over 50cc's or if the moped is traveling over 30 mph on straight and level surface.

  • wolf35nc May 27, 2011

    You can be charged with being revoked anywhere weather you need a license or not. For instance you dont need a license to drive on a PVA yet if you are revoked you will get busted.

  • Journey985 May 27, 2011

    "driving with a revoked license" - Really? He was on a moped, and as long as it was under 50cc's, you do not need a license...so while the rest of the charges appear to be valid, I think this one may be a bit off...unless like I said, it was over 50cc's.

  • thinkin out loud May 27, 2011

    God bless the officer that was hurt. Hope his recovery is quick. Federal charges sound appropriate for this one. Put him away for many years.

  • mikeyj May 27, 2011

    Couldn't they tack on, "non regulation Haircut" just to sort of put the cherry on top?