SWANSEA — Chief Marc Haslam reports that the Swansea Police Department arrested three men and one juvenile this past weekend on charges related to the misuse of a paintball gun.
COREY DECHAINE, AGE 18, OF MALBOROUGH; DEREK RAPOSO, AGE 19, OF FALL RIVER; AUSTIN HOBBS, AGE 21, OF FALL RIVER; and A 17-YEAR-OLD MALE JUVENILE were arrested and charged with:
- Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
- Disorderly Conduct
- Conspiracy to Commit a Crime
On Saturday, April 15 at 1:21 a.m., Swansea Police received a report of shots fired at a motor vehicle on Route 6 in the area of Bushee Road. The caller stated that the suspect vehicle was a white Subaru WRX, traveling West on Route 6.
Swansea Police officers located the suspect vehicle in Seekonk a short while later and conducted a motor vehicle stop.
While searching the vehicle during the stop, officers located and seized several paintball guns. As a result of the search and subsequent investigation, DECHAINE, RAPOSO, HOBBS and the 17-YEAR-OLD MALE JUVENILE were arrested without incident.
DECHAINE, RAPOSO and HOBBS were transported to the Bristol County House of Correction’s Ash St. Jail in New Bedford. The 17-YEAR-OLD MALE JUVENILE was transported to a juvenile detention facility in Framingham.
DECHAINE, RAPOSO and HOBBS are scheduled to be arraigned today at the Fall River Justice Center, and the 17-YEAR-OLD MALE JUVENILE is scheduled to be arraigned today at Juvenile Court.
The victim of the shooting was not seriously injured and declined transportation to a hospital.
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.