Wanted Union man nabbed after jump from fire escape

UNION — Union County Sheriff’s officers and Union Police officers acting on an outstanding warrant, arrested Randy Lydon, 24, of Union, who attempted to flee his Walker Avenue apartment by jumping off the fire escape of the building and into a bush of thorns, where officers apprehended him while he tried to scale a backyard fence.

Lydon was arrested on Monday and charged with obstructing the administration of law and resisting arrest, in addition to his probation violation. Lydon had been previously arrested in November for distribution of drugs 1,000 feet from a schoolyard. He was treated for minor injuries from the jump and is being held at the Union County Jail.