Convicted felon found in possession of firearm

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A known gang member who was out on parole is now back in jail after police say he tossed a stolen weapon while running from them.

The man arrested is 25-year-old Dion Fields.

Authorities say he threw out this 40-caliber semi-automatic handgun near East O'Neil Avenue in Southwest Fresno.

Officers say Fields ran through several properties in an attempt to get away.

He was found hiding by a police canine unit and was arrested for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

A parole hold was also placed by his agent, which means he cannot be released unless it is lifted.
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