Boston Police report arresting a Vermont man with a violent criminal record that dates to the 1980s and an alleged accomplice from Revere and seizing an assault weapon, three handguns and ammunition in the parking lot of the Murphy Skating Rink on Day Boulevard Thursday afternoon.
BPD gang and SWAT team members, along with state troopers, US postal inspectors and DEA agents were waiting there around 3:10 p.m. for Dominick Bailey, 54, of Vershire, VT, and Glenn Lacedra, 58, of Revere, after receiving information the two were planning to sell or trade the weapons in Boston, police say.
When the suspects drove into the parking lot of the Murphy Skating Rink, officers stopped their vehicle and removed them from the vehicle. With the suspects outside the car, officers were able to discover and recover several firearms, including a .223 caliber Palmetto Armory/PA-15 AR-15 rifle, a 9mm Taurus PT92 AF handgun, a .22 caliber Walther P22, a long barrel Thompson Arms Co./Encore pistol and several rounds of ammunition. Both suspects were then placed in custody on scene without incident.
Since 1992, Bailey has been sentenced twice to a total of 6 1/2 years in federal prison for violating a federal law against convicted felons owning guns.
In one of those cases, in 2005, he was charged with convincing several teenagers to help him bust into a storage locker in New Hampshire, from which he stole four weapons and ammunition. The judge in the case ordered him held without bail before his trial after finding him to be "a violent, manipulative felon."
Boston Police report that following their arrest at the Murphy rink, the two men were formally charged with four counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of an unlicensed assault weapon and violation of the Boston Assault Weapons Act of 1989, which requires permission of the police commissioner to transfer an assault weapon within city boundaries.