Kingston Man Tasered After Injuring Officers, Police Say
A Kingston man accused of possessing cocaine was tasered after he allegedly injured a number of officers.
On Tuesday, members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (URGENT) stopped 23-year-old Jalen D. Allen of Kingston after he allegedly committed a traffic violation while exiting the traffic circle in the Town of Ulster.
While being interviewed, Allen fled on foot from the scene, police say. He was taken into custody after a brief chase and the deployment of a Taser.
Two URGENT members were injured while attempting to arrest Allen. Both were treated and released at Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, Broadway Campus. Allen later refused medical attention for injuries he said he sustained while being taken into custody.
During arrest processing, Allen was allegedly found to be in possession of approximately 15 grams of powdered cocaine.
Allen was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of assault and tampering with physical evidence, felonies, and resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration, misdemeanors. He also received a traffic violation for failing to signal a lane change.
Allen was arraigned in the Town of Ulster Court and remanded to the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 secured bond. He is due back in court at a later time.
The following agencies have members assigned to URGENT: Ulster County Sheriff's Office, Ulster County District Attorney's Office, Town of Woodstock Police, Town of Lloyd Police, Town of Shandaken Police, Ulster County Probation, Town of Plattekill Police, Town of Marlborough Police, Town of New Paltz Police, Village of Ellenville Police and the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations.