Gossips received the following press release from Chief Ed Moore of the Hudson Police Department:
On Thursday, January 12, 2023, the Hudson City Police Department arrested 54-year-old Jonathan Jones, a.k.a. “Smash,” from Hudson, NY. Jones was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree, a class D felony, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, all class A misdemeanors, and Harassment 2nd degree, a violation.
On Thursday, January 12, 2023, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Officer Evan Foutch was on patrol duty in the area of 3rd Street and Long Alley when he heard one single gunshot come from the 200 block of Long Alley.
Shortly after the officer heard the gunshot, Columbia County 911 received a call of an active physical domestic incident at a nearby residence located on the 200 block of Columbia Street.
Officers immediately patrolled to the Columbia Street apartment and investigated the incident where a woman alleged she had been choked and a weapon had been discharged.
A search warrant was applied for and was signed by Columbia County Court Judge Nichols. With the assistance of the New York State Police, the Hudson Police Department conducted a search of the apartment.
Police recovered an unregistered 9 mm handgun, a shotgun, and .22 rifle. Jones is a convicted violent felon and is not legally allowed to possess the firearms.
Jones was arraigned by Judge Connor at the City of Hudson Court. He was remanded to the Columbia County Jail with no bail. Jones will return to court on January 17, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. Judge Connor issued a full stay away order of protection against Jones.
“I credit our officers and detectives as well as and our other law enforcement team members with doing the extra work needed to find these guns, identifying who is responsible, and removing them from our neighborhoods. We have active investigations into recent gun violence and we will continue to press forward.” Chief
If you or anybody you know is a victim of domestic violence, please reach out to the New York State 24-hour domestic and sexual violence hotline at 1 800 942-6906.