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Fall River man arrested on gun and assault charges



On Monday, April 29th, 2019 at approximately 2:00 am Officers of the Fall River Police Department were dispatched to Brightman Street in response to a report of a fight in the street and a firearm being pointed at a female.

On arrival Officer Brendan McNerney spoke to a 47-year-old female and a 44-year-old male, both of Fall River, who stated they observed a female pushed to the ground with two males standing over her. When they attempted to intervene, a light-skinned black male walked toward them, lifted his shirt and removed a handgun from his waistband. The male threatened to shoot up the house. The couple observed the male walk to 98 Morton Street.

Officers McNerney, now assisted by Andre DeMelo, Tyler Andrade, and Sergeant William Martel began a canvass of the area. As a result of that canvass, Officer McNerney was able to identify the male as Robert John Bryan age 32 of 98 Morton Street 2N. A warrant was secured and upon officers’ return to Morton Street, they observed Bryan pacing up and down the street in front of 98 Morton Street. Bryan was detained without incident and escorted to his apartment where the search commenced.

As a result of that search, a .380 caliber semi-automatic weapon loaded with seven live rounds was located in a coffee table draw along with 43 rounds of .380 caliber ammunition, and 4 – 20 gauge shotgun rounds.

Robert John Bryan – age 32 of 98 Morton Street #2N Fall River, MA was taken into custody on charges of:

-Carry Firearm w/o License
-Possession of ammunition w/o FID card
-Assault with a Dangerous Weapon
-Threat to Commit a Crime
-Possession of non-large capacity Firearm w/o License
-Firearm Violation -3 prior crimes

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