WAREHAM — An East Wareham man is under arrest after allegedly leaving a loaded firearm in a cooler.

Police say that on Monday, December 23 at noon, officers responded to an address in East Wareham for suspicious activity. It was reported that an unknown male suspect was on the back porch of a home and fled prior to the arrival of police, leaving behind a cooler. Officer Steve Joy observed a loaded .32 caliber revolver in the cooler, which he immediately secured. While Officer Joy continued his investigation, police say the suspect returned to the scene and was placed under arrest by Officer Joy.

Michael A. Carter, 26, of 2 Hardy Road in East Wareham is charged with carrying a firearm without a license, and possession of ammunition without a Firearms Identification Card. Carter was held overnight pending an appearance at Wareham District Court. 

Police say further investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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