JACKSONVILLE, AR – Police say a man accused of killing a firefighter and injuring other first responders to an accident scene in March was involved in a similar incident in October of last year.
Officials from the Jacksonville Police Department received a report from the Columbus Ohio Police Department linking 47-year-old Bryce Allen, accused of running over two Jacksonville firefighters and one police officer as they responded to a wreck on March 19
, to an attempt to run over another police officer at a hospital in Ohio.
According to the report, on October 14, 2011, Allen hit a Suburban Police Officer with his vehicle at Riverside Memorial Hospital in Columbus Ohio. Allen was wanted for felony assault in connection to this incident when he allegedly ran over firefighters Donald Jones and Jason Bowmaster along with police officer Daniel Dimatteo with his car five months later. Jones was killed in the accident.
Allen was arrested and charged with murder
for Jones’ death on March 20.