Springfield man arrested, facing firearms, traffic charges

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A man in Springfield is facing firearms and traffic-related charges after he was arrested Tuesday evening. 

According to Springfield Police Spokesperson Ryan Walsh, 31-year-old Edward Jones was pulled over on Sycamore Street at 5 p.m. Tuesday after officers allegedly saw him speeding and crossing double solid lines.

Walsh said after Jones refused to give his license, officers tried to arrest him. He then allegedly elbowed an officer and began running away.

After officers arrested Jones, they noticed a gun later discovered to be reported stolen out of Chicopee on the floor of the driver’s seat.

Jones is facing the following charges: 

  • Carrying a loaded firearm without a license
  • Carrying a loaded firearm with three or more violent felonies
  • A second offense of possession of a firearm
  • 2 counts of assault and batter on a police officer
  • Receiving stolen property under $1,200
  • Refusing to identify oneself
  • Speeding at a rate of speed greater than reasonable
  • Marked lanes violation
  • Speeding at a rate of speed greater than reasonable

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