The US Attorney's office in Boston reports a man who already had a long record was indicted by a federal grand jury because he was allegedly found inside Frugal Bookstore in Nubian Square, with a gun in July, and federal law bars convicted felons like him from getting anywhere near firearms.
It's the latest in a series of cases in which repeat offenders in Boston have found themselves hauled into federal court, where they face potentially longer sentences in federal prisons far from Boston.
Boston Police arrested Tyrone Goforth, 40, inside the bookstore on the afternoon of July 31, after responding to a call about a guy with a gun there. They say they found him with a loaded gun in one of his rear pockets and that he also had 56 grams of crack on him.
Goforth now faces up to ten years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on the charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He has a record that includes state convictions for armed robbery in 1999, unlawful possession of a firearm in 2000 and cocaine distribution in 2009.