Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, March 23, 2012

Display of a handgun leads to Felony arrest

    Arrested: Mathew T. Allison, 19 years old of Boise

    Charges: Aggravated Assault (F), Reckless Driving (m), Driving Without Privileges (DWP)(m), Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CWP)(m)

   Boise Police received the report of a suspect brandishing a weapon on the connector near franklin this afternoon, March 23rd, at approximately 4:30 p.m. The victim, an off duty Boise Police officer, tells responding officers that the suspect was passing him in his private vehicle, when the suspect produced a handgun. The victim tells police the suspect waved the handgun in a threatening manner. The suspect pointed the handgun in his direction and then immediately took off, accelerating at a high rate of speed. The off duty officer followed the suspect, relaying information to on duty police officers. The suspect continued to drive at a high rate of speed, changing lanes and driving erratically. On duty officers in marked patrol units conducted a high risk traffic stop in a parking lot at 23rd and Fairview. Officers recovered the handgun used in the incident along with a knife the suspect had concealed on his person. A check through Ada County Dispatch indicated the suspect was currently suspended from driving. The suspect was booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure

BoisePolice Public Information