City Man Charged Under SAFE Act

A local man was charged Friday after police found him in violation of the New York SAFE Act and other outstanding warrants.

At approximately 12:01 p.m., Alex J. Jewell, 21, of Jamestown was observed by police operating a vehicle on a suspended license. After exiting the vehicle to avoid arrest, Jewell was located and taken into custody around the area of 20 Price St.

According to the Jamestown Police Department, a magazine containing eight rounds of .22 caliber ammunition was found in his pants pocket, a violation of the SAFE Act which prohibits magazines of more than seven rounds.

Jewell was charged with criminal possession of an ammunition feeding device that contained eight rounds and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle. He was also charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal contempt and failing to appear-all crimes committed earlier in the month.

Jewell, who is currently at the Jamestown City Jail, previously served a six-month jail sentence for stabbing a man in the abdomen in July 2012. He pleaded guilty to second-degree assault.