Taunton man arrested after fleeing on foot, found to be in illegal possession of a firearm

Taunton man arrested after fleeing on foot, found to be in illegal possession of a firearm. Photo Courtesy Massachusetts State Police.

A Taunton, Massachusetts man is arrested after fleeing on foot Saturday.

Approximately 10:41 Saturday morning Massachusetts State Police stopped a 2000 Toyota Camry Solara, after observing motor vehicle violations. The location of the stop was Route 24 Southbound, just prior to Exit 19 in Avon.

The driver was identified as 31-year-old Nicholas Davis of Taunton.

As the result of an investigation and subsequent search of the vehicle, a illegally possessed loaded Glock .45 caliber handgun was located. When the firearm was located, Davis fled the location on foot.

He was not licensed to carry a firearm.

The state police trooper gave chase, while other troopers and Avon Police established a perimeter. State Police K-9 as well as Air Wing responded to assist.

After the perimeter was established, and a search of the area was conducted, Davis was located behind a residence on Winship Way in Stoughton.

Davis was subsequently placed under arrest, and brought to the State Police Barracks in Milton for booking.

Davis was charged with the following offenses:

Possession of a firearm without FID card.

Carrying a dangerous weapon.

Possession of ammunition without FID card.

Failure to stop for police.

Send/read electronic message.

Marked lanes violation.

Resisting arrest.

Davis is being held on $50,000 bail, pending arraignment in Stoughton District Court on Monday.

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