A man arrested by Boston Police on gun charges after gunfire on Mission Hill in April now faces up to ten years in federal prison because, as a convicted felon, he wasn't supposed to ever possess a gun again, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports.
Tevin Abercrombie, 25, was released from federal prison in May, 2019, after serving a sentence for his role in a crack-distribution ring.
On April 16 of this year, while on the federal equivalent of parole, Abercrombie and another man were arrested on Mission Hill. Boston Police reported, officers responding to a report that men walking down Halleck Street on Mission Hill had just been shot at repeatedly spotted Abercrombie and another man in a car matching a witness description nearby and found a loaded gun under Abercrombie's seat.
Police charged both men with a variety of gun offenses.
Federal officials arrested him a few days later for allegedly violating the conditions of his "supervised release," court records show.
A judge in US District Court then denied his request to be released to await the outcome of his case due to Covid-19 concerns, ruling he presented no evidence that the asthma he claimed was particularly severe and that he was too much of a potential menace to society to be allowed out.