Clive McFarlane, 36, was indicted this week in U.S. District Court on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
BOSTON — A Brockton man prohibited from having guns because of prior convictions has been indicted in federal court for allegedly possessing a firearm.
Clive McFarlane, 36, was indicted this week in U.S. District Court on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.We can deliver news just like this directly to your inbox. You can sign up for This Just In (a daily 7:30 p.m. newsletter with items we've posted that day), News Alerts (so you don't miss anything important) and more. It's customized to your preferences -- and it'll only take a few seconds.
McFarlane was arrested in Brockton in late August after city detectives assigned to the gang unit approached a group of men to speak to them because they noticed at least two of them were drinking in public.
McFarlane, who was in that group but not one of the men drinking, "quickly separated himself," according to Brockton police, then took off running.
“During the foot chase, McFarlane took the gun from his waistline and began running with it in his right hand,” Brockton police spokesman Darren Duarte said at the time.
McFarlane was eventually arrested and police said they seized a Rohm Gesellschaft .25-caliber revolver, one round of Remington .25-caliber ammunition and seven rounds of Cascade Cartridges .25-caliber ammunition.
"McFarlane had previously been convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and other crimes punishable by more than a year in jail and therefore was prohibited from possessing firearms," the U.S. attorney's office said in a statement.
McFarlane, of 210 North Warren Ave., Apt. 2, Brockton, now faces a potential penalty of up to 10 years in prison, three years of probation and a fine of up to $250,000.
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