Port Man Flees Police, Faces Drug Charges
PORT JERVIS — A police pursuit of a Port Jervis man stopped for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk resulted in drug and weapon charges Tuesday afternoon.
Port Jervis police said they arrested Earle Hoyte, 31, of 25 Mechanic St., on Jersey Avenue around 4:10 p.m. after the alleged crosswalk violation and found him in possession of marijuana and cocaine.
Hoyte then fled in his 2005 Ford minivan before he could be taken into custody, police said. A brief pursuit ended on South Maple Avenue near the New Jersey border.
Hoyte was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, 3rd and 4th degree; criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of marijuana, and several vehicle and traffic law violations.
Police said they seized 7 grams of cocaine, a club-type weapon, $942 in cash, a small amount of marijuana, and the minivan.
Hoyte was held in the city lockup overnight to await arraignment in City Court.