TROY, N.Y. – Saturday evening, Troy Police were patrolling the "North Central" area of the city, conscious of and on the look-out for a male who had been attempting to sell a hand-gun on the street near his home.
Officers on duty had previously been briefed with a description of the man, 28-year-old Hughes Metayeo of 9th Street in Troy, and had also been equipped with his photograph.
Officers saw a subject matching Metayeo's description who was walking north on Ninth Street at around 4:15 p.m. Police members on duty were alerted, and units moved in to take a second look at the suspect.
An officer exited his vehicle and approached the subject. The subject refused to comply with police orders and continued to maintain hold of an object located right around his waistband.
The subject then fled from police, with an officer on foot pursuing him. Additional police officers joined in the pursuit; Metayeo continued to flee, grasping at his beltline.
While running west toward Tenth Street through a city park, Officer Hoffman closed the distance between himself and Metayeo. After continued verbal commands went unheeded, a taser was deployed and the suspect went down.
The suspect was taken into custody, and a fully loaded handgun was found in his possession.
Metayeo was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest. He will be held overnight in the Troy Police Department and arraigned tomorrow in Troy Criminal Court.