A 20-year-old man sought on drug charges from late May was taken into custody--but not before leading police on a handcuffed foot pursuit, Newark Police said Monday.  

According to authorities, Kevon Gavin, wanted in connection to a May 29, 2019, drug raid along Wicklow Road in Bear, was spotted by officers in the 2000 block of Pulaski Highway on July 12, 2019, and, when police attempted to arrest him, began flailing his arms to break free.

He was eventually taken into custody and placed in a police vehicle, but other individuals present at the scene created a distraction with which police had to deal, and Gavin was able to exit the police vehicle and, still handcuffed, flee on foot. 

He was apprehended again a short time later, and charged with the outstanding warrants of two counts possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, two counts possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of a weapon with an obliterated serial number, second-degree conspiracy, receiving stolen property, and breach of release. He was additionally charged with resisting arrest and third-degree escape. He was committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $101,000 secured bond. 

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