Two Arrested in Springfield leads to the recovery of a Handgun

Massachusetts State Police Media Release—04302013—Two Arrested in Springfield leads to the recovery of a Handgun

Friday, April 26, 2013, at approximately 5:20 P.M., Troopers assigned to the Massachusetts State Police Troop B Community Action Team arrested two male subjects after a motor vehicle stop in the city of Springfield. The vehicle, a 1995 Brown Lexus, was observed travelling in the area of Hickory Street and Allen Street without an inspection sticker. Troopers activated emergency lights and attempted to stop the vehicle on Rifle Street.   As the vehicle was coming to a stop, the front passenger, later identified as LASHAR LEWIS, 20, of Springfield, jumped out and fled.  A black handgun was observed falling out of the vehicle onto the roadway.  The vehicle then accelerated at a high rate of speed down Rifle Street toward Hancock Street.

After a brief foot pursuit Troopers apprehended LEWIS.  LEWIS was transported to the State Police Barracks in Springfield where he was booked and charged.

Troopers were assisted by Officers from the Springfield Police Department. Those officers located the vehicle unoccupied on Leyfrod Terrace. An inventory of the vehicle revealed information leading to the arrest of the operator, DEMETRIUS MOORE, 22, of Springfield. Troopers located MOORE at his residence and placed him under arrest. MOORE was transported to the State Police Barracks in Springfield where he was booked and charged.

The recovered handgun was identified as a Lorcin .380 caliber. It was loaded with a bullet in the chamber and six bullets in the magazine.

 

LASHAR LEWIS was charged with the following offenses:

1. Disorderly Conduct

2. Resisting Arrest

3. Carrying a Firearm without a License 2nd Offense

4. Carrying a Firearm with Ammunition

5. Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card

6. Obstruction of Justice/Police Officers Duty

7. Firearm Violation with 2 Prior Violent/Drug Crime

 

DEMETRIUS MOORE was charged with the following offenses:

1. No Inspection Sticker

2. Failure to Stop for Police

3. Motor Vehicle Operator Refuse to Identify Self

4. Refuse to Produce License/Registration/Plates

5. Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle

6. Obstruction of Justice/Police Officers Duty

 

No further information is available at this time.  Please do not call the barracks directly.

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