Convicted Felon Arrested for Possession of Loaded Firearm

CENTRAL FALLS – On January 11, 2016, Officer Nicholas Parker was patrolling the Sacred Heart Avenue area and observed a black Cadillac traveling upon the roadway with heavy rear-end damage and an indistinguishable registration plate affixed.

A traffic stop was initiated and during the course of the investigation Officer Parker located and seized a silver .380 handgun from the passenger’s seat with an obliterated make and serial number; the firearm was loaded with a round in the chamber, the safety lever was in the fire position and the hammer was cocked back.

The passenger, later identified as Roland Morgan (32) of Providence was placed into custody. He was held overnight until his arraignment yesterday in 6TH District Court in Providence on the following charges: license or permit required for carrying a pistol; alteration of marks of identification on a firearm; and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Although Morgan was given bail in the amount of $10,000.00 with surety on the new charges, he was ordered held as a Superior Court Violator with a future court date of March 3, 2016.

“This is yet another reminder of the inherent dangers law enforcement officers face every day”, says Colonel James J. Mendonca, Chief of Police.

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