Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Alleged Altercation with Officer

Police say the man pulled a silver object from his pocket before being arrested.

An Eagleville man was arrested on drug charges after a back alley altercation with a Phoenixville Police officer in the borough last week, the department is reporting.

According to court documents, on January 9 at approximately 10:45 p.m., an officer saw Chris Lance Jones Jr., 20, duck into an alley on the 200 block of Church Street. The officer approached Jones and asked if he lived there, to which the man answered “no”, before attempting to brush past the officer and leave the alley.

The officer told the man to stop, but he headed west on Church Street. The officer repeated his request, but the man just turned and headed east on Church Street.

As the man turned, he appeared, the officer wrote in the affidavit, to be holding a silver object in his right hand, which had been inside his jacket pocket.

The officer then reached for Jones’ arm as the man yelled, “Don’t touch me!”

The officer patted Jones down and found no weapon, but a small glass jar that contained what lab testing later confirmed was marijuana.

Chris Jones Jr. was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He faces preliminary hearing on February 14.

Church Streeter January 16, 2013 at 02:19 PM
Saw this go down. Heard yelling from the street, walked outside, and saw this clown yelling back at the cop and being belligerent. The Phoenixville PD did a great job in this case, and this guy should be lucky he wasn't also slapped with resisting arrest. We have enough shady people creeping in our alleyways and getting up to no good, thanks to the PD for spotting one of them!
Joanne Mudry January 16, 2013 at 05:18 PM
Great job really.
David Dawson January 16, 2013 at 06:12 PM
Great Job! !!! P.P.D. Now I,would "LOVE" to see imagration make a sweep of Phoenixville and the landlords that rent to these illegals...
Ed Roper January 16, 2013 at 06:15 PM
Suddenly...racism. I don't. I kind of like my Guatemalan neighbors. They are quiet, hardworking, and keep to themselves. Only people who seem to have problems with them, are people who have no other reasons to have problems with them...well except unless they are just straight up bigoted. p.s. it's "immigration".
Ed Roper January 16, 2013 at 06:17 PM
...plus the grocery stores sell damn good corn tortillas. If you wonder why your tacos you make at home suck, I'll let you in on a secret. Ditch flour tortillas, go make friends with our latino friends at the corner markets, and get some real corn tortillas. Only cost $1.25.
maureen January 16, 2013 at 09:12 PM
LOL@ Not Ed . So true! The ethnic food that has been introduced into our small community is a definite plus! I don't think the name 'Chris Lance Junior' sounds the least bit Guatemalan, but that could be my racist opinion, LOL
Ry-Ry McGuy January 16, 2013 at 09:16 PM
Thanks PPD for wasting time and tax dollars prosecuting victimless "crimes."
Ry-Ry McGuy January 16, 2013 at 09:19 PM
Take Not Ed's advice, you might bring some joy into your life and stop trolling the forum with racist invective to alleviate your fake taco- induced misery.
Ed Roper January 16, 2013 at 09:44 PM
You just contradicted yourself. How they be quiet, but also trouble makers. There's plenty of people in Phoenixville bars who don't know their limits. But 90% of the time when I see a fight spill out of 212 or Molly's, it's good ole' white folks doing the troublemaking.
Ed Roper January 16, 2013 at 09:46 PM
On one hand, you're right. MJ laws are stupid and it should be legal. On the other, people causing trouble in the 'hood and going down peoples alleys is a problem in our area. Somebody pooped in ours not too long ago. If this guy was causing trouble, tresspassing, and trying to fight a cop, it sounds like he got what was coming to him...
Ed Roper January 16, 2013 at 09:49 PM
Also, those mexican coca-cola's made with real sugar are SOOO much better than coke made with high fructose corn syrup. You can get them as well as bangin' tortillas at 'dispensa san marcos' on the corner of gay & church.
David Dawson January 17, 2013 at 12:03 AM
Immigration,wet back,border jumpers you like them then you pay there medical bills.Another fine example of a p-ville coffee house "Goof Ball".
maureen January 17, 2013 at 01:52 AM
http://www.pewhispanic.org/2011/02/01/unauthorized-immigrant-population-brnational-and-state-trends-2010/ Actually there are 11 million illegal immigrants in the US. The population of the United States stands at about 313 million. Just thought I'd throw that in. While it seems to some like all 11 million might be living on Prospect St, in fact there really aren't that many. Of all the illegals in Phoenixville, I wonder what the crime rate is when stacked against its total population. Hmmm?
Ed Roper January 17, 2013 at 01:55 AM
David, you're a sad sad man.
harry finster January 17, 2013 at 03:11 AM
the govt underestimates the numbers of illegals ,when you get as bad as reading and camden are you going to still enjoy your ethnic foods ?
Ed Roper January 17, 2013 at 03:21 AM
Harry, you're a stupid troll. Nobody cares what you have to say.
patchsux January 17, 2013 at 03:46 AM
they have added to phoenixvilles diversity, they work, the don't live section 8 the dont get assistance, they work, they pay rent, and if you are in business and need someone who works and never complains, hire one of the mexicans you will be glad you did and may want to add another, so don't bash them, there are certainly worse neighbors you have and again they dont suck up government entitlements
patchsux January 17, 2013 at 03:58 AM
reading and camden ! really? where did you go that is so much better? moron
harry finster January 17, 2013 at 04:24 AM
they accept third world quality of life and wages ,though phoenixville probably is almost third world existence already
jk January 17, 2013 at 07:50 PM
funny how the people complaining the most about "illegals" (which usually means "brown people" whether here legally or not) generally speak the worst English.
Lynn B. January 17, 2013 at 08:30 PM
I don't think Chris Lance Jones is even a foreigner. Sounds mighty American to me!
Ike January 17, 2013 at 08:31 PM
Why are they called illegals ?
Michael Hill January 17, 2013 at 08:34 PM
Harry, Then why as Phoenixville named the number one emerging area in Philly? http://m.philly.curbed.com/archives/2013/01/15/the-philly-areas-top-three-emerging-neighborhoods-of-2013.php
harry finster January 18, 2013 at 03:32 AM
being upcoming in philadelphia is like being in charge of the latrine doesnt mean much ,how about up and coming in detroit ,even worse
harry finster January 18, 2013 at 04:02 AM
because they have entered the country illegally without being screened for mental or physical conditions ,checked for plauge,whether they are criminals or deviates, generally they have bypassed controls to keep troubled people out of the usa
jk January 18, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Harry - can you please learn to speak better english? Did you graduate high school?
Ed Roper January 18, 2013 at 02:00 PM
jk, of course he can't, because he's an idiot.
Ike January 18, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Well if that is why, than why dont our police arrest them? They are illegals. Right Harry, i just dont understand? If someone is selling pot , they would try to arrest them if they were on the southside of the boro , yes,,,,Illegal is illegal , yes? SO WHY DONT THEY BE GETTING ARRESTED, AND DONT TELL US THE POLICE DONT KNOW WHATS UP!
Harriet Finster January 22, 2013 at 06:26 PM
Harry you seem to forget your good friend Santiago. You wouldn't be saying this to his face now would you? He may never bring you fish tacos again...Shame on you


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