Worcester Man Arrested for Illegal Gun Possession

Monday, February 11, 2019
GoLocalWorcester News Team

A Worcester man was arrested for illegal possession of a gun in the area of Pleasant and Hawley Street.

Marcelle Garrett-May, 27, is charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without an FID card, use of a firearm in a felony, possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute and resisting arrest.

The Incident

On February 7 at about 3:25 p.m., two Worcester Police Officers were working a paid detail in the area of Pleasant and Hawley St. One of the officers saw Garrett-May of 18 Pleasant St, whom he knew from previous interactions, walking on foot. The officer saw the outline of what appeared to be a gun in one of Garrett-May’s pocket.

He knew from previous interactions that Garrett-May did not have a license to carry firearms.

Both officers walked over to Garrett-May, who began running down Piedmont St away from the officers. The officers ran after him, and observed Garrett-May throw an object down a sewer basin by the side of the road. The officers continued chasing him on to Larch St, and Garrett-May threw a smaller object on the side of the road. 

Eventually, officers caught up with him and were able to place him under arrest. Officers determined that the small item thrown on the side of the road appeared to be a bag of several individual crack cocaine rocks.

Police worked with DPW employees to search the sewer basin, where they discovered a loaded, black handgun.


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