CARVER, MASS. (WHDH) - A knife-wielding man and two others armed with firearms caused a disturbance inside a store in Carver Sunday afternoon, police said.
Officers responding to Tractor Supply on Main Street around 3:30 p.m. learned that several customers had caused a disturbance and made threats before leaving the store, according to Carver police.
Witnesses reportedly said one of the customers was armed with a large knife.
A short time later, officers spotted a truck matching the description of the vehicle the customers left in traveling south on Route 58, police said.
A traffic stop was conducted and Plympton officers responded to the location to offer assistance.
A subsequent investigation determined that the three men inside the truck had been at Tractor Supply and that one of them was armed with a large knife, while the other two were armed with firearms, police said.
The threats made at the store are possibly related to an on-going criminal matter in Carver, police added.
Officers also reportedly recovered prescription medication that was not prescribed to any of them.
Two of the men, identified as 32-year-old Adam Lourenco, of Taunton, and 31-year-old Nicholas Bellefeuille, of Middleborough, were placed under arrest and charged with carrying a firearm without a license, possession of ammunition with an FID card, possession of a Class B substance — Oxycodone, and possession of a Class B substance — Xanax, police said.
Lourenco is also facing a possession of a large capacity firearm charge and Bellefeuille is additionally facing a charge of carrying a dangerous weapon — brass knuckles.
Both men were arraigned Monday in Wareham District Court and released on $1,000 bail.
The third suspect will be summonsed to court on criminal charges by Plympton police.
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