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North Carolina felon with a gun leads police on a pursuit after eluding a traffic stop

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Jose' Houston Allison - BCDC

Late afternoon Thursday, April 13, 2023, Kentucky State Trooper Josh Messer was on routine patrol in Flat Lick when he saw a black Dodge Durango traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 25E southbound. The trooper’s radar clocked the driver at 88mph in a 55mph zone. Tpr. Messer turned to catch up with the vehicle which he then clocked at 107mph.

Tpr. Messer activated his emergency lights and siren attempting to stop the driver, later identified as Jose Houston Allison of Crouse, North Carolina. Allison turned onto Highway 92 but refused to stop for the trooper. He then traveled onto Magnet Hollow almost hitting a pickup truck and a pedestrian while trying to elude.

At the end of the road, Allison exited the Durango running into the woods. Tpr. Messer states that he saw an object in Allison’s right hand but wasn’t sure what it was. When the foot chase reached a creek, Allison threw the object in his hand into the water. It was later retrieved and identified as a 40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun.

The trooper had to tase Allison to bring him into compliance and after a brief struggle he was cuffed. It was later confirmed by KSP Post 10 Dispatch that Allison was a convicted felon and that his license was suspended.

A passenger in the vehicle was not charged.

Jose Allison was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with three counts of wanton endangerment - 1st degree, 26mph over the speed limit, reckless driving, fleeing or evading police - 1st degree (motor vehicle), fleeing or evading police - 1st degree (on foot), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, resisting arrest, operating on a suspended license, and tampering with physical evidence.

He is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.

Assisting on scene were KSP Troopers Jason Blanton, Jason Partin, Taylor Mills, and Bell County Sheriff's Deputies.

All those reported by WRIL as being arrested and charged are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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