A local parolee was back behind bars Sunday after allegedly tossing a handgun and evading police in Fairfield. Officers were investigating a report of suspicious people causing a disturbance in an alleyway in the 900 block of Ohio Street around 10:15 a.m. Sunday, according to police. Police said officers spotted a man on a bicycle who matched the description of one of the people reportedly involved in the disturbance.
Officers attempted to stop the man in the 300 block of Jefferson Street, but he continued to pedal away and ignored commands to stop, police said. Police chased the man along residential streets to the 700 block of Delaware Street, where he jumped off of the bike and started running. Officers chased the suspect on foot and at one point saw him reach into the front of his waistband and toss a loaded pistol.
The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Fairfield man Kaylyn John Stewart, was apprehended in the 500 block of Webster Street. Officers recovered the gun and found that the suspect had unexpended .38-caliber bullets in his hand at the time of his arrest. Police said Stewart is a convicted felon on parole for robbery. He was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm, evading arrest, resisting arrest and violating his parole.
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