Worcester Man Arrested After Altercation with Police Officer

Worcester Man Arrested After Altercation with Police Officer

WORCESTER – A Worcester man was arrested early Saturday morning after an altercation with a police officer. 

According to the Worcester Police Department [WPD], 29-year-old Dwayne Reavis, of Graton St., fired gunshots and was subsequently stopped by a police officer near Millbury St. and Perry Ave. around 2 AM. 

The officer got out of her cruiser to stop Reavis. As he was being frisked, the officer discoverd what appeared to be a firearm on Reavis. He began pushing the officer away and removed the radio from her uniform. Reavis was gripping his firearm as the officer struggled to free herself. 

The officer was able to free herself from Reavis and drew her firearm. Reavis was taken to the ground and his firearm was removed from. When another officer arrived, Reavis was placed in handcuffs.

A loaded handgun was recovered from Reavis who doesn’t have a license to carry a firearm. 

He was charged with two counts of Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of A Dwelling, Attempt to Disarm a Police Officer, Use of a Firearm in a Felony, Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License, three counts of Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card, Resisting Arrest, and Interfering with a Police Officer.

He will be arraigned in Worcester District Court.


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  • Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Over the past two years, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Previous to that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He is the owner of Sargent Media, LLC and can be contacted at [email protected] or 774-232-1223.