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The York County Drug Task Force arrested a York City fugitive earlier this week, according to officials.

The York County District Attorney's Office said in a news release Wednesday, Dec. 13, that the county drug task force arrested 21-year-old Dysheem Jones.

The DA's office oversees the county drug task force.

Dysheem Jones

Jones, of the 100 block of South Queen Street, was taken into custody Tuesday, Dec. 12, after he was spotted in York City, the release states.

Officials saw Jones in a car at the intersection of North Sherman Street and East Clarke Avenue in York City, the DA's office said.

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Officers were aware of Jones and knew that he had active warrants for his arrest, so they approached him, according to the release. Jones then fled on foot and was taken into custody not far from his car, officials said.

When he was arrested, he was found with a Glock .40-caliber handgun and $3,300 in cash, according to the release. Police searched his vehicle and found 50 grams of heroin, codeine syrup and drug packaging paraphernalia, officials said.

Jones was charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin,  carrying a firearm without a license and drug possession. 

Prior charges: Jones was charged in another incident earlier this year, according to police. 

State police say Jones and another man fled from police on Interstate 83 on April 1, and after the two men crashed, they consumed heroin, cocaine and oxycodone so officials could not recover it.

According to court documents, they crashed their car on I-83, then ran off on foot and went inside the Budget Car Rental at 2008 N. George Street.

After being spotted in the building, police say Jones ran toward the back, and he shoved a trooper to get past. 

Charging documents allege Jones grabbed the trooper around the waist and yelled, "I can't breathe and he's got a gun" several times, and a struggle ensued.

The trooper was able to get handcuffs on Jones after shocking him with a Taser, Howell said. At the time of Jones' April arrest, he had been charged with dealing drugs, being a convicted felon in illegal possession of a firearm and carrying a firearm without a license in West Manchester Township.

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At the time of his Tuesday arrest, he was free after posting $200,000 bail total between both cases, online court records indicate.

He was arraigned on the charges Wednesday and sent to York County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail. He does not have an attorney listed.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 27 at District Judge Linda Williams' office.

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