HARD FOUL: After Hoops Argument, Man Comes Back with Gun

According to police, a New Bedford man asked in on a basketball game and after an argument, took off and came back armed…


At approximately 7:30 p.m. on May 17th, Wareham Police Patrol Officer Blaise Lalli was dispatched to the town basketball courts next to the Multi Service Center on Marion Rd. to investigate an incident involving a firearm.

A group of young adults from Wareham were playing basketball when an individual from New Bedford asked if he could join in. A short time later, an argument ensued and 21 year old Jarred Lockhart of Mill St. in New Bedford went to his vehicle and returned with a small revolver and threatened the group of players.

Lockhart left the area in a black SUV before police arrived. A description of the vehicle and the operator was broadcast to area police departments. Approximately 30 minutes later, the New Bedford Police Gang Unit spotted the vehicle traveling in the area of Maxfield St. in their city.

The vehicle was stopped and Lockhart was identified as a passenger in the vehicle. Wareham police officers responded with two of the victims who positively identified Lockhart as the person who assaulted them with the firearm.

Wareham Police have applied for a warrant charging Jarred Lockhart, d.o.b. 06/20/89 of 166 Mill St. New Bedford with Assault by means of a Dangerous Weapon (firearm). Possession of a Firearm without a License, Leaving a Firearm in a Vehicle, and Witness Intimidation.

Chief Richard Stanley commended the men and women of his department for their perseverance in this investigation that took a dangerous criminal off the streets. He also thanks the members of the New Bedford Police Department for their invaluable assistance in the apprehension of Mr. Lockhart.

Lockhart is currently being held without bail at the Bristol County Correctional facility on charges by the New Bedford Police.