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Niagara Falls man charged with pool cue attack, possessing crack cocaine

Niagara Falls police charged a Linwood Avenue man with assault and promoting prison contraband followng a fight on Ninth Street Sunday morning.

Brian S. Jones, 38, is accused of attacking a man in the basement of an apartment complex on the 600 block of Ninth around 4 a.m. The victim told police Jones struck him with a pool cue and tried to stab him with a broken piece of it during the fight, according to a city police report.

After talking to the victim, police spotted a man matching Jones' description near Seventh Street and Townsend Place. Jones fled on foot but eventually surrendered to officers, the report said.

After his arrest, Jones was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center because he complained of a head injury. In the hospital, an officer reported he saw Jones spit out a white, rocky substance - later identified as crack cocaine.

Jones also did so in the booking area of police headquarters, though he was able to put it back in his mouth, according to the report. Jones was seen with more of the substance in his mouth in his holding cell, though he refused to spit it out, according to police.

Jones was charged with second-degree assault, obstructing governmental administration, second-degree promotion of prison contraband and misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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