Cumberland man facing gun charges after police seize automatic pistol

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Attorney General Peter Neronha said today that a Cumberland man is facing multiple charges after his arrest back in January.

According to court documents, Christian Charro, 25, was charged with the following:

  • One count of carrying a weapon while under the influence
  • One count of possession of a large-capacity magazine
  • One count of modification to a semi-automatic weapon
  • One count of reckless driving
  • One count of driving under the influence

Police said at approximately 2 a.m. on January 1, this year, they responded to a car crash on I-95 South in Providence.

Officers on the scene said while they were assisting those involved in the crash, a black BMW passed the crash at a high rate of speed and crashed into a nearby jersey barrier.

State troopers said they responded to the second crash and found Charro to be the driver. Police gave him field sobriety tests and they said he failed two, then refused a third.

A subsequent search of Charro’s vehicle lead to troopers discovering a Glock 21, .45 caliber handgun in the glovebox as well as an open bottle of Hennessey.

Officials later found the Glock handgun had a fully-loaded 13-round magazine and was modified for automatic fire.

Police said Charro had several outstanding warrants for his arrest from Plymouth, Massachusetts, including one for aggravated assault at the time of his arrest.

Charro is scheduled for a pre-arraignment conference later in May in Providence County Superior Court.

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