Road rage suspect charged with having weapons under disability



A Bellefontaine man who is under felony indictment in Logan County for a road rage incident in October was arrested Friday on charges of possessing a weapon under disability. 

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant Friday at the residence of Alan Blue, 51, of 1942 S. County Road 25, Bellefontaine. They had received information from a local gun shop owner that the defendant was in possession of a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun, and the firearm was recovered at the residence. 

However, the defendant was not home at the time, and deputies had learned that he was in Tipp City. Officers of the Tipp City Police Department located Mr. Blue and transported him to the Miami County Jail.

Today, the defendant was transferred to the Logan County Jail. 

The gun shop owner reported that Mr. Blue also had attempted to purchase a firearm, a request that was denied because of his felony indictment status. 

In November, he was indicted by a Logan County grand jury for attempted murder and felonious assault related to an Oct. 16 incident in the city. 

He is accused of driving a car and trying to kill Michael Burton and his son, Joshua, as they stood outside Easton Water Solutions, 1040 S. Main St., following a chain reaction crash involving Mr. Blue.

Mr. Burton pushed his 19-year-old son out of the way and was struck by Mr. Blue’s car.

The suspect blamed Mr. Burton for the crash by stopping in a northbound Main Street lane to turn left into the business.