The Fifth Squad Detectives report the arrest of a Lakeview man for an incident that occurred on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 8:49 p.m. in Lakeview.
According to Detectives, officers were responding to call for a male walking near Langdon Boulevard and Lafayette Avenue with a black handgun. As officers arrived they approached a subject matching the description and a brief foot pursuit ensued. While running from the officers, the subject was observed throwing a black handgun onto the front lawn of a residence on Langdon Boulevard. The defendant, Deryck Rhodes, 49, of 531 Jefferson Avenue was taken into custody without further incident. The handgun was recovered by assisting officers. During the foot pursuit one officer suffered a minor injury and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Deryck Rhodes has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, two (2) counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Assault 2nd Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. He will be arraigned on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Brodie/5th Sqd 06/30/19/0730/8812