A Mattapan man was arrested Saturday night after threatening his girlfriend and nearly running down two officers, injuring one of them, while fleeing police in Dorchester, Boston police said.
At 6:05 p.m., officers responded to a report of a person making threats with a gun near Magnolia and Robin Hood streets and found that Jeromie Jones, 32, of Mattapan, who was driving a gray sport utility vehicle, allegedly had threatened his girlfriend during a phone conversation, police said.
The victim said she and Jones, her boyfriend, had an earlier argument that ended with her telling him “he was no longer welcome in her apartment,” according to a police statement.
She said that after leaving the apartment, Jones called her and said he was returning with a gun, according to police.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found Jones sitting in the SUV near her apartment, according to Boston police spokeswoman Nicole Grant.
“Fearing the presence of a firearm, officers with their guns drawn approached the suspect’s car and instructed him to vacate the vehicle,” the police statement said.
Jones sped off, striking one officer in the foot and narrowly missing another who jumped out of the way, police said. While fleeing, Jones allegedly drove up on the sidewalk and ran over a one-way street sign.
After about 20 minutes, officers received a call that a vehicle matching the description of Jones’s SUV had struck a parked vehicle near 2 Powellton St. before pulling into a driveway and stopping.
Officers found Jones in his car and arrested him. He was charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon (a car), assault and battery on a police officer, refusal to stop for a police officer, driving to endanger, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
He was scheduled to be arraigned in Dorchester District Court on Monday, Grant said.
The officer struck in the foot was treated for minor injuries.