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2 Poughkeepsie men held in armed burglary

Police arrested two City of Poughkeepsie men allegedly responsible for an armed burglary at an apartment building late Sunday night in the city, officials said.

A 911 call was received at 11:56 p.m. Sunday about a burglary in progress at an apartment building at 210 Main St., police said Monday. It turned out that a resident at the building had walked in on William Dubois, 26, as Dubois was taking property from a locked storage area in the basement, police said.

The resident left the building, where he was confronted by Jamel Williams, 19, who pointed a handgun at him and pulled the trigger, police said. The handgun failed to fire and Williams fled to the roof of the building, where police found him and arrested him, according to police accounts. A .22-caliber semiautomatic handgun also was confiscated at the scene, police said.

Dubois also was arrested at the scene, police said. He was charged with felony third-degree burglary. Williams was charged with felony second-degree criminal weapons possession, second-degree menacing and possession of stolen property. Additional charges are pending, police said.

Williams and Dubois were arraigned Monday before Judge Katherine Moloney and sent to the Dutchess County Jail. Dubois was held without bail and Williams was held in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.

They will appear again in city court Friday.

Court officials had no information on their legal representation Monday afternoon.

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