Inwood arrest yields drugs and a gun


Oxycodone pills and a loaded Taurus 9mm handgun were allegedly recovered from an Inwood resident after a brief chase that resulted in one police officer being injured after a traffic stop at 2:20 a.m. in Inwood on Aug. 18, Nassau police said.

Fourth Precinct officers saw a blue Toyota sedan commit multiple infractions near Pearl Street and West End Avenue. The officers then stopped the car. During the subsequent investigation, the driver got out of the vehicle, shoved one of the officers and took off on foot with a green bag, according to police.

 As the man was running away, police said they saw him throw the bag over a fence and it landed on the awning of a house on Randall Avenue. After a short chase, the officers caught the man and as they tried to place him in handcuffs, he resisted, police said.

 A brief struggle ensued, and then Randy Scott, 27, of Lawrence Avenue, was taken into custody.  Scott was allegedly in possession of the pills and the gun was found in the green bag, police said. One of the officers sustained an injury to his knee and was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Scott was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal contempt and multiple vehicle and traffic law infractions.

 He will be arraigned when medically practical as Scott was also taken to a local hospital complaining of a medical condition, police said.