One Less Gun: Officers Arrest Three, Recover Two Firearms during Motor Vehicle Stop

At about 10:40 PM on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force conducted a motor vehicle stop that resulted in the recovery of two firearms and the arrests of three individuals in the area of Jewish War Veterans Drive.

While on patrol, officers observed a motor vehicle operating at speeds upwards of 45 miles per hour on highly occupied city streets in the above neighborhood. The officers activated the emergency equipment (blue lights and sirens) on their department cruiser and attempted to conduct a stop of the vehicle. Upon seeing the blue lights, the operator quickly accelerated away from the officers, weaving in and out of several other vehicles. The operator made several evasive turns and was finally blocked by a second cruiser near the Morton Street rotary.

Officers approached the vehicle and observed three occupants through the car’s open windows. Because the windows were down and all three of the occupants were known to officers, the area was canvassed for any contraband that may have been discarded from the vehicle during the pursuit.

Along the flight path of the vehicle, officers recovered a loaded Charter Arms Target Bulldog 357 Magnum revolver and loaded Smith & Wesson 38 Special Model 10-7 revolver.

The operator of the vehicle, 19-year-old Jordan Searcy of Boston, was charged with Refusal to Submit to a Police Officer, Operating a Motor Vehicle without Authority, Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.

The passengers, 18-year-old Devonne McDonald-Jones and a 17-year-old juvenile male, both of Boston, were charged with Carrying a Loaded Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.