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Conway man charged with being fugitive from Florida

NORTHAMPTON — A Conway man was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of being a fugitive from Florida,where he allegedly sold cocaine.

Williamsburg Police arrested Gene F. Malloy, 55, on Main Street about 10 p.m. Saturday on a fugitive from justice warrant issued in Putnam County, Fla., for the sale of cocaine.

Malloy was arraigned in Hampshire District Court on Tuesday before Judge Thomas Estes, and is due back in court Sept. 10.

Police said they were aware of the warrant because Malloy previously was arrested in Williamsburg in January 2013, according to court files. When an officer tried to arrest Malloy outside Cumberland Farms on Saturday, he began yelling and running toward another business on Main Street, according to court documents.

As Malloy ran, he reached inside and around the waistband of his pants, causing police to fear he had a concealed weapon. Malloy was held at gunpoint and ordered to put his hands in the air, according to court files. When he revealed no weapon, the officer put down his gun, pulled out pepper spray, and told Malloy he would be sprayed if he continued to resist arrest, according to court documents.

After he was brought to the police station in Williamsburg, Malloy was found to be suffering from a medical condition unrelated to his arrest and was taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital, according to court files. He was taken from the hospital to the Hampshire County Jail about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, where he was held on $5,000 bail.

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