John E. Cassidy, 26, a student at UMass Dartmouth Law School, was arrested on Massachusetts Gun Crimes Charges after he allegedly assaulted his roommate in North Dartmouth. Cassidy was arraigned on several charges, including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Unlawful Possession of a High Capacity Firearm, and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
According to Dartmouth Police, police had received an ‘anonymous tip’ that John E. Cassidy illegally possessed guns in his apartment and had allegedly assaulted his roommate.
The roommate reportedly told police that Cassidy had assaulted him with a handgun, and that after the assault, he fled to Worcester because he was scared of Cassidy. He later returned to Dartmouth and reported the incident to Dartmouth Police.
John E. Cassidy reportedly purchased the firearms legally in Texas, and had brought them to Massachusetts when he enrolled in law school at UMass. It appears, however, that Cassidy had not yet applied or been granted a license to legally possess the firearms and ammunition in Massachusetts as of the date of his arrest.
Meanwhile, Cassidy reportedly had an outstanding Arrest Warrant out of Texas, where he was charged with Possession of Explosive Components. Texas law enforcement also accused him of allegedly torching a car of a man that Cassidy allegedly robbed during a drug deal.
Following his arraignment in New Bedford District Court, John E. Cassidy was detained without bail pending a Dangerousness Hearing. He has since been suspended indefinitely from Umass Law School.
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