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Man fled from police, caught almost a month later

ROYALTON – A Royalton man was arrested more than a month after fleeing from police.

According to the warrant, Magoffin Count Sheriff Department Deputy Jordan Osborne was patrolling in Royalton on April 21 when Dudley V Allen, 36, of Royalton, reportedly came out of a store, got in his truck and headed south on KY Rt. 7. Deputy Osborne noticed the truck did not have a license plate on the vehicle and tried to initiate a traffic stop, but Allen accelerated in an attempt to elude police.

Allen reportedly continued to run from police, turning up KY Rt. 1766 and still failing to stop. He then turned up Fitzpatrick Road until his vehicle got stuck, at which point he exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Police were unable to locate Allen after he ran away from his vehicle, but they did find a loaded needle with a clear substance inside of it that field-tested positive for methamphetamine located in plain view in the center console of Allen’s truck, as well as a baggie of suspected methamphetamine in the driver’s floorboard of the vehicle.

On Wednesday, May 26, MCSO Jonathan Holbrook executed the warrant on Allen, arrested him approximately five miles south of Salyersville on KY Rt. 7.

Allen was taken and later released from Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, facing the following charges: fleeing or evading police, first degree (motor vehicle); fleeing or evading police, second degree (on foot); possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine); and drug paraphernalia – buy/possess.

An arraignment was scheduled for Wednesday morning, though the results of the hearing are unknown at press time.

Editor’s Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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