SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Months after he was first charged, Springfield police have arrested a man wanted for allegedly pulling out a stolen gun during a chase. According to Springfield Sgt. John Delaney, members of the department’s Warrant Apprehension Unit found 21 year-old Marcquel Robinson hiding out at 66 Mattoon Street Tuesday morning.
Police originally arrested Robinson at around 1:00 A.M. on March 7. Delaney says the incident began when officers tried to question Robinson, who had been walking on the grounds of Milton Bradley School. He did not stop for the officers, and ran off. On nearby Temple Street, Delaney says Robinson pulled out a gun, but one of the officers tackled him down to a snowbank and disarmed him.
It turned out that the gun had been reported stolen in Philadelphia back in 1999.
After being charged, Robinson disappeared. He was later indicted by a grand jury.
In connection with the March incident, Robinson is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a firearm on school grounds, receiving a stolen firearm, possession of ammunition, and resisting arrest.