After fleeing police early Thursday morning, a Washington restaurant co-owner was charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance.

Jose A. Avila, 42, Washington, was charged Thursday in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with one felony count of delivery of a controlled substance, one felony count of unlawful possession of a firearm and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. 

Avila is the co-owner of Streetside Tacos in Downtown Washington. The restaurant opened in 2018 in the old Langenberg Hat Building in Downtown Washington.

This is Avila's second arrest in less than a month. Avila and William Roy Kuper, 30, Washington, were arrested in late 2019 by Oklahoma County Sheriff’s deputies. According to the arrest report, law enforcement found marijuana and a gun in the car the two were in Monday, Dec. 30.

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