At approximately 4:40 p.m. on Sunday a Trooper assigned to the Troop C Community Action Team was on patrol in Uxbridge. While traveling southbound on Route 146 he observed an older Chevrolet Nova with a suspended registration. The Trooper followed the vehicle off Exit 2 and subsequently stopped it on Chocolog Road.
Once the vehicle came to a full stop the Trooper approached it and identified the operator as JACOB TEKUT, 23, of Woonsocket, R.I. TEKUT was informed why he was stopped and provided the Trooper with his license and registration. Due to the registration status being suspended the Trooper requested a tow truck to respond to, and remove the vehicle from, the scene. Prior to the vehicle being loaded on the tow truck a tow inventory was conducted, during which the Trooper located a loaded Ruger .357 revolver. TEKUT does not possess a license to carry firearms and was then placed under arrest.
TEKUT was transported to State Police-Millbury for booking. A bail commissioner was contacted as set bail at $20,000. He was scheduled to be arraigned at Uxbridge District Court on the following offenses:
- Possession of a Firearm;
- Carrying a Loaded Firearm;
- Improper Storage of a Firearm;
- Possession of a Firearm with Two Prior Violent Crime Convictions; and
- Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle.