A man with past convictions for drug dealing and beating a public employee wound up under arrest early Saturday when police responding to a report of gunfire found him yelling at his ex-girlfriend through her car window - near his running SUV with a loaded gun in the center console - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Jeff Anilus, 32, of Dorchester, had bail set at $35,000 in Dorchester District Court today on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm, assault and battery and drinking in public, and, because of his past convictions, being a Level III armed career criminal, the DA's office says.
According to the DA's office, officers found Anilus holding an open Heineken bottle in one hand and yelling at his ex when they arrived on Becket Street around 2 a.m., Saturday:
Officers separated the two parties and undertook a series of brief interviews. Based on the statements of various witnesses, they learned that Anilus and the woman were having an argument and that he had snatched the hat off of her head and thrown it into a nearby yard.
Using their flashlights, officers looked through the window of the idling Land Cruiser, which was registered to Anilus’ mother. Inside, they observed a case of Heineken in the back seat, a spent shell casing in the area behind the driver’s seat, and a Lorcin 9mm semiautomatic handgun on the center console. When seized, the handgun was found to be loaded with three rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber. When asked, Anilus allegedly stated that he had no license to carry the firearm.