CANANDAIGUA — Two men accused of selling drugs in this Ontario County city were arrested Wednesday, including one who police said jumped from a second-story window in an effort to get away.

Howard Hill, 49, of Canandaigua, and JohnDray Carter, 37, of Rochester, were charged by city police with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony. They were apprehended following a joint investigation also involving the Ontario County sheriff’s office and Geneva Police Department.

Canandaigua Police Chief Stephen Hedworth said Hill and Carter sold crack cocaine on Adelaide Avenue. Carter was taken into custody without incident, Hedworth said, but Hill fled on foot.

Members of the Canandaigua PD, sheriff’s office, Geneva PD and state police searched for Hill. Hedworth said he tried to evade capture by forcing his way into a residence and jumping out a second-story glass window. He fell to the ground and tried to get away before he was taken into custody.

An ambulance took Hill to F.F. Thompson Hospital for treatment of injuries he suffered in the fall. He was arrested after his release from the hospital.

Hedworth said a member of the sheriff’s office suffered a shoulder injury. The officer also was treated at the hospital and released.

Hedworth said Hill also was charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree assault as a result of the chase.

Hill and Carter were arraigned at the Ontario County Jail and remanded in lieu of unspecified bail.


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