Man Who Fires Handgun From Car on Route 25 In Plymouth Arrested By Trooper

Massachusetts State Police Media Release — 12-14-2014 — Man Who Fires Handgun From Car on Route 25 In Plymouth Arrested By Trooper


On Saturday morning at 1:25 a.m. Trooper Walter Baptise was monitoring traffic on Route 25 westbound in the town of Plymouth when he heard what he believed was a single gun shot followed shortly after by three more. Trooper Baptise determined that the gun shots came from a 2002 Nissan Maxima traveling westbound on Route 25 just west of the Plymouth Street overpass.

Trooper Baptiste pulled the vehicle over and as the vehicle came to a stop a male passenger carrying a handgun fled from the vehicle into the wooded area adjacent to the roadway. Trooper Baptiste secured the scene and had conversation with the female operator of the vehicle.

Trooper Baptise was assisted on this stop by Trooper Timothy Blackwell and his K-9 partner Jager. During the trooper’s conversation with the operator of the vehicle the male suspect emerged from the wood line. The suspect no longer possessed the hand gun. The male suspect was taken into custody.

Trooper Blackwell and K-9 Jager conducted a search of the area and quickly recovered the 9mm handgun, a bag of 9mm ammunition and a knit cap the suspect had discarded.

The male suspect is identified as William W. White, III, 33 of Dorchester. The female operator of the vehicle is identified as Jocelyn Morales, 26 of Middleboro.

As a result of this investigation William W, White, III is charged with;
1. Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Without A License
2. Carrying Ammunition Without An FID
3. Discharging a Firearm Near A Highway

Williams was transported to the State Police Barracks in Bourne and booked. In addition to the charges listed above, Williams was wanted for an outstanding default warrant out of Boston District Court. He was held without bail and transported to the Plymouth County House of Correction pending his appearance in court.

The operator Jocelyn Morales was issued a criminal summons for:
1. Accessory Before The Fact (to wit Firearm Discharge Near Highway)
2. Accessory After The Fact ( to wit Firearm Discharge Near Highway)
She will be summonsed to appear in Plymouth District Court.

The handgun and ammunition seized in this case were processed as evidence and secured pending further legal proceedings.

There are no reported injuries associated with this investigation. There is no other information available in this case.

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