Roxbury Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges in Boston

Massachusetts State Police Media Release – 03242018 – Roxbury Man Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges in Boston

On Friday March 23, 2018 at about 2:20 a.m., a motor vehicle stop on Soldiers Field Road in Boston led to the arrest of a man on gun and drug charges.

Trooper James T. Melberg, a new recruit from the 83rd RTT, and his Field Training Officer, Trooper Matthew Clark, were on patrol on Soldiers Field Road when they observed a black Mercedes CLK 250 traveling westbound at a high rate of speed.  Troopers pulled the vehicle over and determined that the vehicle registration was revoked.  Subsequent investigation determined the operator to be in possession of a quantity of a substance believed to be marijuana.

As Troopers began to inventory the contents of the motor vehicle prior to towing, they discovered an additional quantity of a substance believed to be marijuana.  As the inventory continued, the driver, BRIAN FREEMAN, 22, of Roxbury, ran from the scene.

A foot pursuit ensued as FREEMAN ran eastbound along the Charles River before crossing active traffic lanes on Soldier’s Field Road and onto the property of Boston University, where Trooper Melberg caught him and placed him under arrest.

Back at the original scene, Troopers located a loaded Smith and Wesson SD40VE in the Mercedes.

FREEMAN was transported to the Boston Barracks for booking on the following charges:

  1. Carrying a Loaded Firearm
    2. Possession of a Firearm without an FID Card
    3.  Drug, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D
    4.  Resisting Arrest
    5.  Operating Motor Vehicle with Registration Revoked
    6.  Unregistered Motor Vehicle
    7.  Uninsured Motor Vehicle
    8.  Speeding

FREEMAN was arraigned in Brighton District Court yesterday.

State Police were assisted on scene by Boston Police and Boston University Police.

There is no further information available at this time.  Please do not contact the barracks for media inquiries.