A Lakeview man was taken into custody and is facing multiple weapon charges after Nassau County police said he fled on foot, resisted arrest, and injured an officer — following a disturbance at a home in the hamlet.
Xavier Kewley, 19, is charged with criminal possession of a firearm after police recovered a loaded, black Ruger LCP .380 caliber defaced handgun after a brief foot pursuit Saturday afternoon.
He was held after arraignment in Nassau First District Court in Hempstead on $50,000 bond or $25,000 cash and an order of protection was issued, online records show.
When contacted Sunday evening, Kewley’s Mineola-based attorney Donald Rollock declined to comment until he had more details on the case.
According to Nassau police, officers responded about 4:50 p.m. to a 911 call regarding a disturbance at a home in Lakeview. When officers arrived at the scene, they located a woman, 40, after she had a verbal argument with an unknown male, who was joined by several other males at the scene, police said.
The group of males had come to the house to fight the woman’s 17-year-old, female foster child, police said. The woman told police that Kewley pointed a black firearm at her before fleeing, authorities said.
Upon further investigation, the officers found Kewley at Harold Walker Memorial Park. Police said he ignored verbal commands and a foot pursuit ensued. After the brief chase, police said Kewley “acted violently and combative while resisting arrest” and injured an officer. The handgun was recovered at the scene, according to police.
The officer and Kewley were transported to a hospital for assessment and treatment for minor injuries, police said. The officer suffered minor lacerations and bruises, police said.
Kewley is also charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon; third-degree criminal possession of a defaced weapon; assault on a police officer; second-degree menacing and resisting arrest.