Providence man sentenced to state prison on illegal gun charges

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Attorney General Peter Neronha said a Providence man was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to illegal gun charges.

Neronha said 20-year-old Josse Mosque Rodriguez entered a plea of nolo contendere to possession of a pistol without a license.

According to court documents, Rodriguez was arrested in October last year after Providence police encountered him in his vehicle.

Police said Rodriguez’s Jeep Cherokee hit a parked car while trying to flee from officers. Rodriguez attempted to escape on foot but was shortly caught by police.

During the pursuit, Rodriguez dropped a gun that investigators identified as a Glock, 9mm semi-automatic pistol with a 12-round magazine.

Authorities said Rodriguez is a known member of the Trinitarios gang.

Rodriguez was sentenced to 10 years, with six to serve at the ACI, and a four year suspended sentenced and 10 years of probation.

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