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Man with Gun Arrested After Allegedly Fleeing Hit and Run Scene in Fremont

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A 23-year-old man who allegedly brandished a firearm following a hit-and-run crash in Fremont was arrested Monday, Fremont police said. The suspect, identified later as Jovhon Stewart, drove a vehicle through a fence into the backyard of a residence on Lake Barlee Lane and then crashed into a house, Fremont police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said.

Following the collision, Stewart exited the vehicle and fled the scene into Union City, according to police. As Stewart attempted to run away from the crash, witnesses reported that he brandished a handgun at several people, police said. Union City police then received a report about Stewart attempting to carjack someone at gunpoint.

Police set up a perimeter and dispatched K-9 units. Police were able to locate Stewart near the Union City-Fremont border, police said. Stewart was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm, brandishing a firearm, for possession of methamphetamine, and in connection with the hit-and-run collision, police said. He was transported to a hospital before being booked into Santa Rita Jail, according to police.

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