A Madisonville man was arrested on firearm and drug charges after police say he discharged a firearm in a residential neighborhood Thursday night.

Police say that a resident of Hayes Avenue called 911 after seeing an unknown man jump her fence and enter her yard at around 10:51 p.m. on Thursday. When he dog started barking, the called said that the man jumped back over the fence and she heard a firearm discharge.

Police located Cruz Bolton in a wooded area behind the caller’s home. He led police on a brief foot chase before being taken into custody, at which point police say that he admitted being under the influence of synthetic drugs. A firearm was located nearby.

Bolton was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of synthetic drugs, fleeing or evading police (on foot), criminal mischief, criminal trespassing and public intoxication with a controlled substance.

Police say the caller’s fence was damaged where the suspect allegedly jumped it.

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