For Immediate Release: 2/7/2019 11:23 pm
On February 7th at about 3:25 PM, two Worcester Police Officers were working a paid detail in the area of Pleasant and Hawley St. One of the officers saw Marcelle Garrett-May, twenty-seven-years-old of 18 Pleasant St, whom he knew from previous interactions, walking on foot. The officer observed the outline of what appeared to be a firearm in one of Mr. Garrett-May’s pocket. He knew from previous interactions that Mr. Garrett-May did not have a license to carry firearms.
Both officers walked over to Mr. Garrett-May, who began running down Piedmont St away from the officers. The officers ran after him, and observed Mr. Garrett-May throw an object down a sewer basin by the side of the road. The officers continued chasing him on to Larch St, and Mr. Garrett-May threw a smaller object on the side of the road. Eventually, officers caught up with him and were able to place him under arrest. Officers determined that the small item thrown on the side of the road appeared to be a bag of several individual crack cocaine rocks.
Police worked with DPW employees to search the sewer basin, where they discovered a loaded, black handgun. Mr. Garrett-May is charged with Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card, Use of a Firearm in a Felony, Possession of a Class B Substance with Intent to Distribute and Resisting Arrest. He will be arraigned in Worcester District Court.