Two Arrested after Fleeing and Illegally Possessing Firearm

D-CATMassachusetts State Police Release – 01282016 – Two Arrested after Fleeing and Illegally Possessing Firearm

Yesterday afternoon at approximately 3:30 p.m., Trooper Jason Trout of the Troop D Community Action Team (D-CAT), was on patrol on Route 24 in the town of West Bridgewater. Trooper Trout observed a Chrysler Sebring commit a motor vehicle violation. Trooper Trout stopped the vehicle as it exited Route 24 onto Route 123.

Trooper Trout spoke to the driver, identified as KEVIN A. GREEN, 23, of North Randolph, and the passenger, identified as ATIYANA C. PHILLIPS-LAWSON, 19, of Dorchester. Trooper Trout returned to his cruiser to process the paperwork. The vehicle then fled at a high rate of speed down Manley Street in Brockton. At times, the fleeing vehicle passed vehicles in the opposite lane, forcing other motorists off the roadway.

While Trooper Trout attempted to catch up to the fleeing vehicle, Trooper Edward Blackwell observed the vehicle cross Route 106 into a Lowe’s parking lot. As Troopers Trout and Blackwell converged in the area, the vehicle fled out of a gated area, through the Chili’s Restaurant parking lot, then became disabled on a snow bank.

Both GREEN and PHILLIPS-LAWSON were placed in custody. A search revealed both occupants were in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun and approximately 233 grams of marijuana, packaged for distribution.

GREEN and PHILLIPS-LAWSON were placed under arrest and brought to the State Police Middleboro Barracks for booking.

GREEN was charged with the following offenses:

  1. Firearm, Unlawful possession without a license;
  2. Ammunition, Possession without FID card;
  3. Drug, Possession to distribute Class D (Marijuana);
  4. Operating after suspension;
  5. Negligent operation of a motor vehicle;
  6. Use motor vehicle without authority;
  7. Marked lanes violation;
  8. Fail to stop at stop sign;
  9. Fail to signal; and
  10. Speeding

PHILLIPS-LAWSON was charged with the following offenses:

  1. Firearm, Unlawful possession without a license;
  2. Firearm, Possess large capacity; and
  3. Drug, Possession to distribute Class D (Marijuana).

Both GREEN and PHILLIPS-LAWSON were held without bail, pending their arraignment in Brockton District Court.

No further information is available.  Please do not contact the barracks directly.

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