Fall River Shooting Leads to Three Arrests for Drugs, Cash, Guns
FALL RIVER —A report of a shooting in Fall River led to the arrest of two men and a woman and the recovery of drugs, a firearm and cash.
Fall River Police on Tuesday at approximately 2:00 a.m., Fall River Police were dispatched to the area of 24 Branch Street for a report of shots fired. A male had claimed he was shot at and was running and hiding from a potential shooter.
Sergeant Brett Kimball and Officer Neil Rodrigues were the first officers on scene and during their response they observed a suspicious vehicle parked at the intersection of Morgan Street and Fourth Street, which is approximately one block for the suspected area of the shooting. This vehicle was parked strangely and Sgt. Kimball observed a male standing near the rear passenger door.
The male, upon noticing Sgt. Kimball’ presence, became visibly nervous, reached for his waistband and bent over into the vehicle leaning out of sight into the vehicle. Officer Neil Rodrigues arrived shortly after and an investigation began into this vehicle and its occupants.
Sgt. Kimball and Officer Rodrigues investigated further and discovered a .22 caliber revolver on the rear passenger side floor. Officers located a semi-automatic BB-gun Replica pistol in the front passenger area. Officers also located approximately 13 grams of Heroin, three grams of Marijuana, one pill of Gabapentin and seized $321 in cash. Officers also noted significant evidence of drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.
Two males and a female were arrested as a result of the investigation, including 29-year-old Lawrence Francis, of Sutton, Vermont; and 28-year-old Kayla Cowdrey, of Lunenberg, Vermont. Francis and Cowdrey were arrested and charged with assault and battery by discharging a firearm, possession of a non-large capacity firearm without a LTC in public, discharging a Firearm within 500ft of a dwelling, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony, possess to distribute a Class A Drug, and possession of a Class E Drug.
Also arrested was 26-year-old Jonathan Argyle, of Lunenburg, Vermont, who was charged with the aforementioned charges as well as carrying a loaded firearm in public without a LTC.
A 32-year male old victim was located as part of the investigation. He suffered non-life threatening injuries to his triceps and hand.