A Boston man was arrested for illegally possessing a loaded revolver after being stopped for a large crack in his windshield Monday, State Police said.
Keon Adams, 32, of Boston was charged with third offense of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm and ammunition without identification, carrying a loaded firearm, and committing a firearm violation with three prior violent or drug crimes, State Police said in a statement.
Troopers stopped Adams on Columbia Road in Dorchester around 10:35 a.m. Monday when they noticed the large crack running across the driver’s line of sight, police said. Adams was asked for his license and said he thought he had a learner’s permit, according to police.
Police say the troopers spotted a large pocket knife in the center console of the 2018 Chevrolet Impala, then noticed a bulge in Adams’s waistband that appeared to be a concealed firearm. Because of the apparent presence of both weapons, he was ordered to get out of the truck. Police say he tried to pull away, but he was placed in handcuffs.
The troopers recovered a Ruger LCR .38 Special + P revolver with five rounds in the cylinder. Troopers discovered the man did not have a license to carry and that his motor vehicle license was suspended. His truck was also a rental, and neither his name nor the name of a female passenger traveling with him was on the rental agreement, police said.
Adams was booked at the State Police South Boston Barracks.Laney Ruckstuhl can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @laneyruckstuhl.