The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of West Babylon man during a fatal overdose investigation that occurred on Sunday, April 10, in Merrick. According to Narcotics/Vice Squad detectives, an investigation into a fatal overdose of a Nassau County resident led to the arrest of 30-year-old Javonne Mimms.
During the investigation at the Massapequa Park Best Western Hotel, located at 5080 Sunrise Hwy., Mimms intentionally struck a Nassau County Police Department vehicle with a 2018 white BMW, causing a detective to suffer a back injury. He fled the scene after striking a second parked, unoccupied vehicle. A short time later, Mimms was arrested on Hoffman Avenue in Lindenhurst.
Narcotics/Vice Squad detectives placed the defendant under arrest and recovered a white substance believed to be crack cocaine. The detective who suffered a back injury was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Defendant Mimms is charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, second-degree assault, three counts of second-degree criminal mischief, first-degree reckless endangerment and two counts of leaving the scene of an incident. He was arraigned on Thursday, May 19, at First District Court in Hempstead. Mimms was previously arrested on May 12, 2021 for third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was released without bail.
-Submitted by the Nassau County Police Department