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City of Poughkeepsie Police Department

Man Arrested for Illegal Gun

On Sunday, February 23, at approximately 5:50 p.m., City of Poughkeepsie Police officers executed a vehicle and traffic stop in the area of the Bement Avenue and Thompson Street. During the course of the stop, the passenger was asked to step out of the vehicle to be further interviewed. This subject then fled from officers, leaving behind his coat from which a .38 reolver fell. Officers gave chase and took the suspect in to custody in the area of 42 Lent Street. The driver fled with the vehicle during this time but was stopped on Route 55 by Town of Poughkeepsie Police officers and Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office. The recovered handgun had been reported stolen in the City of Beacon.

The first subject was identified as Justin L. Skipwith (DOB 4/15/83) of Middletown, CT. He was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a Class C felony, fourth-degree Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, a Class E felony; and misdemeanor charges of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, and criminal possession of marijuana.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Jamael Wiggins (DOB 7/12/80) of Danbury, CT. He was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Both were held pending arraignment.

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Date: 10:42:31 AM 02/24/2014 CST

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