WEST ISLIP - Police say they have arrested a fugitive gang member in West Islip.
Police officers were looking for Jeremy Jones, 26, when they say they observed him on Norma Avenue. When Jones saw the officers, police say he fled in a vehicle. According to police, the officers pursued Jones, who crashed his vehicle into a retaining wall on Southside Avenue and fled on foot. He was apprehended a short time later.
Jones, of West Islip, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and fugitive from justice.
Jones is wanted by Dimmit County Sherriff’s Office in Texas on a drug-related charge, and by the Mississippi Department of Corrections on a parole violation.