A 23-year-old New York City man tried to run from Easton police Saturday night after he was stopped on the 400 block of Centre Street on the South Side on a report of suspicious activity, according to court papers.
Whoever called police may have been right to be suspicious. When police did catch and search Javon A. Wynn, they found he was carrying 16 glassine baggies of crack cocaine, according to an arrest affidavit.
When police first stopped Wynn, at about 11:30 p.m., he told them his name was Johntay Taylor. But when Northampton County emergency dispatchers were unable to locate any identification information for Taylor and police informed him of this, he ran away.
Wynn ran south on Centre Street, then east on W. Berwick Street. Arresting officer Benjamin Mastrofilippo wrote in the affidavit that he yelled: “Stop! Police!” but Wynn kept running.
Eventually, police caught up to Wynn hiding in the woods south of the Greater Shiloh Church, the affidavit said. Wynn continued to struggle with police until they were able to load him into the back of Mastrofilippo’s patrol car.
Wynn was charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine—a first degree felony--as well as resisting arrest and providing false identification to law enforcement.
He was arraigned before on-duty District Judge James Narlesky of Hanover Township and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $35,000 bail.