Yarmouth man faces gun charge after fleeing from police in Boston

A Yarmouth man is facing charges including carrying a firearm without a license and speeding after trying to flee from police at a traffic stop in Boston, State Police said.

A trooper pulled over Roosevelt A. Wilkins, 26, just after 11 a.m. Saturday on Tremont Street, near Parker Street, “for a number of motor vehicle violations,” State Police said in a statement. Wilkins told the trooper his license was in his backpack in the car’s trunk. As the trooper went to retrieve the bag, Wilkins ran from the scene.

Wilkins was quickly intercepted by officers in the area. A search of the bag from his trunk produced a loaded Smith & Wesson .38-caliber handgun, loaded with hollow-point bullets that are illegal if possessed without a license, which he did not have, State Police said.

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Wilkins will be arraigned today in the Roxbury District Court on charges that also include possession of ammunition of an unlawful caliber. This would be his second offense of carrying a firearm without a license, State Police said.