Fall River Police Arrest Man on Illegal Gun Charges
FALL RIVER — After a traffic stop, Fall River police arrested a 22-year-old man on felony firearms offenses after police said he was found to have a handgun without a license.
Police said Robert Bruton has been taken into custody Sunday morning.
According to police, at around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, patrol officers in the Corky Row area spotted a car allegedly drive through a stop sign at Morgan and Second streets without stopping.
After stopping the vehicle, officers said they noticed a passenger moving around and allegedly reaching for something.
They removed him from the car along with the jacket he was sitting on.
The officers allege that they found a loaded Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun inside the pocket of the jacket.
Bruton has not been issued a license to carry in Massachusetts, police said.
He was arrested for felony firearms offenses.
An investigation is ongoing to determine the status of the pistol.
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