SHREWSBURY – On Tuesday, April 11, Officer Dimos Georgiadis of the Shrewsbury Police Department was monitoring traffic on the Boston Turnpike when he noticed a brown sedan heading westbound with a cracked windshield and what he believed was an expired inspection sticker.
After running a Criminal Justice Information Services inquiry on the vehicle’s registration to verify that the inspection sticker was in fact expired, Officer Georgiadis pulled the car over. The vehicle stopped at 87 Boston Turnpike. Sergeant Kevin Caviston arrived shortly thereafter as backup.
After Officer Georgiadis verified that the owner and sole occupant of the vehicle was Britt Walker, 34, of 38 Woodland Street, Apt. #3, Worcester, the man reached for a handgun in the center console.
“While speaking to Walker, I could see a long black object that was in between the driver’s seat and the door,” wrote Officer Georgiadis in his Statement of Facts for the incident. “Walker turned his body away from me and reached for a black handgun in the center console of the vehicle. Walker initially grabbed the handgun, creating an imminent threat, putting myself and Sgt. Caviston in fear. After several commands and the display of our firearms, Walker finally placed it on his lap. Walker was safely removed from the vehicle.”
During an on-scene investigation, the officers determined that the handgun was a CO2 powered pellet gun. On Walker, the officers found a silver cylindrical container containing a white powdery substance later determined to be fentanyl, along with a straw.
In addition, the object Officer Georiadis observed between the front seat and the door was determined to be a taser.
Dispatch also advised the officers that Walker’s driver’s license was suspended and he was not in a possession of a License to Carry (LTC) at the time.
Walker was arrested and charged with the following: no inspection sticker, equipment violation, misc., operation of a motor vehicle unlicensed/suspended (subsequent offense), possession of a Class A substance (fentanyl), two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm without a license, and leaving an unsecure firearm in a vehicle.
Walker’s bail was set at $2,500.
Walker was arraigned in Westborough District Court the day he was arrested. During his arraignment, the Commonwealth filed a motion to revoke Walker’s bail. The state’s motion was denied by Judge Timothy Bibaud.
The Commonwealth then filed a motion requesting pretrial detention for dangerousness, Judge Bibaud allowed this motion by granting pretrial conditions instead.
The conditions included that – after his release – Walker report to probation three times a week, obey all federal, state, or local laws, actively seek employment, and not possess any firearm, destructive device, or other dangerous weapon.
Walker had a pretrial hearing on April 26.
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