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BROCKTON – A Brockton man has been sentenced to State Prison after illegally possessing a large capacity firearm, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced today.
Diego Pires (DOB: 2/20/93) of Brockton, pleaded guilty yesterday in Brockton Superior Court to one count each of Possession of a Large Capacity Feeding Device and Possession of a Firearm. Judge Robert Cosgrove sentenced Pires to serve three years to three years and a day in State Prison.
On July 26, 2015, State Police issued a BOLO alert for a blue Chrysler 200 after the vehicle did not pull over for police and fled. Brockton Police located, what they believed to be the vehicle matching the description make an abrupt turn in front of them before abruptly stopping and the occupants exited the vehicle. State Police ordered the occupants back into the vehicle and to show their hands. The occupants hesitated and did not comply on the first and second commands of police. In a search of the vehicle, which was being operated by Pires, police located a firearm underneath the passenger seat. The firearm was a Smith and Wesson M+P 9 MM with a defaced serial number. The gun had a 16-round magazine loaded with 11 rounds and an additional round in the chamber.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Brian Fahy and was investigated by the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit and Brockton Police.