Convicted Felon, Associate Facing Gun Charges in New Haven

By Ari Mason
|  Monday, Feb 24, 2014  |  Updated 3:40 PM EDT
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Convicted Felon, Associate Facing Gun Charges

New Haven Police Department

Jonathan Craig (left), a convicted felon, and Alston Cherry (right) are facing drug charges in New Haven.

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A convicted felon and another man were arrested on weapons charges after police found a loaded pistol in their car in New Haven.

According to police, 24-year-old Alston Cherry and 28-year-old Jonathan Craig, both of New Haven, were driving a Saab on Goffe Street around 8 a.m. Feb. 21 when officers arrived to investigate the report that there may have been a weapon inside.

An officer arrived at 200 Goffe Street just as the Saab was leaving, then turned on the overhead cruiser lights in an effort to pull it over, police said.

The officer followed Cherry and Craig to a nearby gas station, where Cherry, the driver, pulled up to a gas pump and got out of the car “waving his arms and causing a commotion,” according to police.

Officers instructed him to get back in the car. Police said Cherry didn’t listen and was handcuffed. Meanwhile, Craig, a convicted felon on parole, got out of the passenger’s seat and entered the gas station market.

Police searched the Saab and found a loaded 9mm pistol. Craig and Cherry were arrested on weapons charges. Cherry was also served outstanding warrants, police said.

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