Boston Police report arresting Rufus Davis on gun and drug charges after a SWAT team burst into his Cardington Street apartment early yesterday.
Police say that after officers armed with search warrants entered his apartment around 4:50 a.m., Davis, 52, tried to flee via the bathroom, but was taken into custody.
Base on what officers found in his apartment - including a .45 caliber semi-automatic firearm with seven rounds of ammunition in the magazine, Suboxone strips and marijuana and cocaine in plastic bags - police say, Davis was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, second and subsequent violation, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of marijuana and Class B drugs with intent to distribute. He was also charged with being a Level II armed career criminal, which would mean a long sentence if he's convicted on the other charges.
In 2005, Davis was arrested on gun charges on Humboldt Avenue by officers who first tried to stop him for riding a scooter down a sidewalk without a helmet.