Baton Rouge police: Man arrested with stolen gun, bag of cocaine after threatening four people _lowres

Jimmy Ray Veal, a convicted felon, was arrested Saturday and accused of pointing a gun at people, fleeing police and possessing cocaine and a stolen firearm.

A convicted felon was arrested Saturday after he was accused of pointing a gun at four people, fleeing officers, resisting arrest and possessing a stolen firearm and a large bag of cocaine.

A woman told police Jimmy Ray Veal, 24, came into her home Saturday morning and pointed a black pistol at her and three other people, threatening them, according to a Baton Rouge police report. The woman said she was “in fear of her life.”

She said Veal left in a 1995 Buick headed toward Boulevard de Province. Police found the vehicle and attempted to pull Veal over, but he refused to stop, the report says.

Veal tried to turn right onto North Harrells Ferry Road when he lost control, hit a wall and crashed into a ditch. He then jumped out and threw a clear, plastic bag under the vehicle, the report says.

Officers struggled with Veal to get him into handcuffs. Once he was secured, they found a Smith and Wesson 40-caliber handgun on the passenger side floorboard, the report says. Police discovered the gun was stolen and Veal is a convicted felon. They also located the large plastic bag he threw, which contained cocaine.

Veal, of 115 S. Leo St., was booked into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearms with drugs, no driver’s license, reckless operation, aggravated flight, resisting an officer and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.