AVON- Massachusetts State Police deployed the use of a helicopter on Saturday to find and arrest a Taunton man who fled when Troopers found an illegal firearm in his car.

According to a release from the official news blog of the Massachusetts State Police, Nicholas Davis, a 31-year old Taunton man, was pulled over for routine traffic violations just before 11:00 AM on Saturday morning on Route 24-Southbound in Avon. State Trooper Joshua McKelligan pulled Davis over and as a result of the traffic stop, a search of his car was conducted by the Trooper.

An illegally possessed and loaded Glock .45 caliber handgun was found by Trooper McKelligan during the search when the suspect fled on foot into the woods. Avon police along with other State Troopers formed a perimeter while McKelligan gave chase.

A State Police K-9 and Air Wing units responded to the scene to assist in capturing Davis, who was eventually found behind a home on in Stoughton. Davis was placed under arrest and booked at the Milton State Police Barracks.

Davis was charged with possession of a firearm without an FID card, carrying a dangerous weapon, possession of ammunition without an FID card, failure to stop for police, send/read electronic message while driving, marked lanes, violation. and resisting arrest.

Davis is being held on $50,000 bail and is due in Stoughton District Court on Monday to be arraigned. Trooper McKelligan received minor injuries during his pursuit of Davis into the woods.


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