Springfield PD: Man facing gun charges after running from traffic stop


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A Springfield man is facing charges after he allegedly ran from police following an attempted traffic stop Saturday night.

Springfield Police Department spokesman Ryan Walsh told 22News officers attempted to pull over 36-year-old Dwayne Griffith near Sycamore Street around 7:30 p.m., after he failed to make a complete stop at a stop sign.

Griffith was allegedly found hiding in a bush on Sycamore Street after running from his car and scaling a fence. Walsh said officers later recovered a loaded firearm that Griffith dropped while running away.

The 36-year-old suspect is now facing the following charges:

  • Possession of a loaded firearm without a license
  • Possession of a firearm 2nd offense
  • Possession of a firearm with three prior violent or drug offenses
  • Refusal to submit for police
  • Resisting arrest
  • Red lens violation

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