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Lakeview resident arrested for weapon, drug possession

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Lakeview resident Deryck Rhodes was arrested by Nassau County police for an incident that occurred on June 29 in Lakeview.

According to police, officers responded to call for a man walking near Langdon Boulevard and Lafayette Avenue with a black handgun. As officers arrived, they approached a man who matched the description and a brief foot pursuit ensued. While running from the officers, Rhodes, 49, of 531 Jefferson Ave., was observed throwing a black handgun onto the front lawn of a residence on Langdon Boulevard. Rhodes 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.

Rhodes was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, criminal possession of a firearm, assault in the second degree and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was arraigned was last month.

Compiled by Nakeem Grant