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EPD: Tennessee man arrested on illegal weapon possession charge after trying the flee from police

EPD: Tennessee man arrested on illegal weapon possession charge after trying the flee from police

Bill Stephens

January 20th, 2016

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Evansville Police arrested 28 year old JAMON RANDOLPH on several charges after he tried to flee from officers who saw him driving recklessly.

RANDOLPH was spotted driving a BMW in a reckless manner near Washington and Weinbach. Randolph pulled into a parking lot and accelerated away from the officers who had activated their emergency lights and siren. Randolph pulled out on onto S. Lincoln Park Dr and briefly stopped in front of a residence before accelerating away again.  Randolph then went east on Washington Ave before finally stopping.

Randolph was taken into custody without further incident.

During the investigation, officers located a loaded handgun on the sidewalk in front of the S. Lincoln Park Dr address where Randolph had briefly stopped. Officers also recovered $11,130 in a backpack in the BMW.  Officers smelled the odor of marijuana in the BMW, but no drugs were located. Randolph told officers he was unemployed and residing in Tennessee.

Randolph was charged with Possession of a Handgun without a Permit, Reckless Driving, Resisting Law Enforcement, Driving on a Suspended License, and several traffic violations.

Jamon Randolph

(Source: Evansville Police Dept.)

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