Holyoke traffic stop leads to stolen firearm arrest

Teondre Koby Thomas

Teondre Koby Thomas (Holyoke Police Department)

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A man from Holyoke was arrested after a traffic stop Wednesday.

According to a news release sent to 22News from Holyoke Police Captain Moriarty, at around 6:15 p.m. detectives conducted a traffic stop after seeing a Mercedes on Linden Street fail to stop for a stop sign and nearly hit the unmarked police vehicle. When detectives approached the driver, 22-year-old Teondre Koby Thomas, he drove away and almost hit two vehicles in traffic.

Thomas lost control of his vehicle and stopped on the lawn of 4 Anderson Ave. The airbags deployed and both driver side tires were blown. Thomas then got out of the vehicle and ran. Officers were able to create a perimeter to capture him.

A search of the vehicle revealed a Glock 43 firearm reported stolen out of Louisiana. 

  • Teondre Koby Thomas

Teondre Koby Thomas is charged with the following:

  • Fail to stop for a stop sign 
  • Unlicensed operation of a Motor Vehicle 
  • Leaving the scene of property damage 
  • Carrying a firearm without a license 
  • Possession of ammunition with a FID 
  • Improper storage of a firearm 
  • Possession of large capacity firearm 
  • Destruction of property 
  • Resist Arrest 
  • Disorderly conduct 
  • Receiving stolen property 

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