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Man arrested after fleeing Mount Vernon Police

On April 2, 2024 at 8:53 a.m. a Mount Vernon Police Department patrol unit attempted to
conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle with fictitious license plates. The driver of the vehicle, later
identified as Brandon Mallon (39), fled and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit went southbound
outside of the city but then came north back into the city lasting approximately 15
minutes. Mallon pulled into the parking lot at the Grand Hotel, struck a metal gate, and
continued south on Gay St. where his vehicle was stopped by a Knox County Sheriff’s Office
deputy. Mallon then fled on foot and was apprehended without incident.
Once Mallon was arrested, it was discovered that he had two felony warrants out of Morrow
County. During a search of Mallon’s vehicle, a loaded firearm and a large amount of narcotics
were seized.
Assisting in the pursuit were members of the Mount Vernon Police Department, the Knox
County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Dallon was charged with Felony-2 Aggravated possession of drugs, Felony-3 Weapons under
disability, Felony-3 Failure to comply with the order or signal of a Police Officer, and Felony-4
Vandalism. He was indicted on these charges on April 8th, 2024. He is currently being held
without bond, pending a hearing in Knox County Common Pleas Court.
The Mount Vernon Police Department is a member of the METRICH (Metro-Richland County)

Enforcement Unit which is a 10-county law enforcement task force created to address multi-
jurisdictional violators of Ohio’s drug, weapons, and organized crime statutes.

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