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UNION MAN WANTED ON WARRANT, RESISTS ARREST,  JUMPS OFF FIRE ESCAPE  AND NABBED BY UNION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICERS


UNION, NJ– Union County Sheriff’s Officers acting on an outstanding warrant,  arrested Randy Lydon, 24, of Union, who attempted to flee his Walker Avenue apartment by jumping off the fire escape of the building and into a bush of thorns, where officers apprehended him attempting to scale a backyard fence.

Lydon was arrested on Monday and charged with obstructing the administration of law and  resisting arrest, in addition to his probation violation.  Lydon had been previously arrested in November for distribution of drugs 1,000 feet from a schoolyard. He was treated for minor injuries from the jump and is being held at the Union County Jail.

Sheriff’s Officers credited with making the arrest include Sean Perez, Kevin Sargent and James Miller. Union Township police also assisted.


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