RI men face gun charges in MA

By News Staff


Two Rhode Island men have been arrested after police say one of them pointed a gun at another motorist on Interstate 95 in Sharon, Massachusetts.

State Police responded to the scene after a 911 call from a driver said the occupants of another southbound vehicle had pointed a gun at him at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

The man was able to get the license plate of the other vehicle, which was located on the highway in Mansfield.

After searching the vehicle, police seized a loaded .32 caliber Colt handgun, 28 rounds of ammunition, and a Halloween mask. 21-year-old Yomar Romero, of Pawtucket, and 20-year-old Justin Smith, of Providence, were identified as the occupants, and officers say neither had a license to carry a firearm.

Both Romero and Smith were arraigned Thursday on firearms and other charges and each pled not guilty.

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