Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 10212015 – Road Rage Call Leads To Gun Arrests In Mansfield
On 10/21/2015 at 4 p.m., Trooper Michael Tryon, assigned to the State Police Barracks in Foxboro, was notified of a road rage incident that occurred on Route 95 southbound in Sharon. A motorist called 911 stating a gun had been pointed at him by a man in a Volkswagen. The caller gave the license plate of the vehicle and described the two male occupants. Trooper Tryon observed the vehicle traveling on Route 95 southbound in Mansfield and stopped it. The operator of the Volkswagen, 21-year-old YOMAR ROMERO of Pawtucket RI, was arrested for a default warrant out of Uxbridge District Court. The passenger, 20-year-old JUSTIN SMITH of Providence RI, had a .32 caliber shell casing in his pocket. Inside the vehicle, a loaded .32 caliber Colt handgun was located, along with a box containing 28 rounds of ammunition and a Halloween mask. Neither man had a valid license to carry a firearm and both were arrested and transported to the State Police Barracks in Foxboro where they were booked and are being held on $10,000 bail each.
ROMERO was charged with the following offenses:
1. Possession of a Firearm Without an FID Card2. Possession of Ammunition Without an FID Card
3. Carrying a Firearm Without a License
4. Default Warrant
SMITH was charged with the following offenses:
1. Carrying a Firearm Without a License
2. Assault With A Dangerous Weapon
3. Possession of Ammunition Without an FID Card
Both men will be arraigned in Attleboro District Court in the morning.
No further information is available at this time. Please do not contact the barracks.