Springfield police seize ghost gun, arrest man on multiple charges

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SPRINGFIELD — A man was arrested early Wednesday morning after Springfield police seized a ghost gun during a domestic assault investigation.

At approximately 1:35 a.m., officers entered an apartment on Harriet Street searching for 30-year-old Joseph Morales-Dejesus, a suspect in a domestic assault involving a firearm.

Morales-Dejesus appeared in an open doorway with the weapon in hand and briefly aimed it at an officer before surrendering it and being taken into custody.

The seized large-capacity ghost gun was loaded with nine rounds of ammunition, and Morales-Dejesus was found with an additional extended magazine capable of holding 31 rounds.

Previously convicted on firearms charges in 2019, drug distribution charges in 2017, and several domestic-related charges in 2020, including assault and battery on a pregnant female, Morales-Dejesus faces a series of new charges.

These include firearm violation with three prior violent/drug crimes, armed assault in a dwelling, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, possession of a high-capacity magazine/feeding device, subsequent offense of possession of a firearm without an FID card, possession of ammunition without an FID card, threat to commit a crime, and witness intimidation.

The Springfield Police Department continues to investigate the incident.

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