3 people arrested on weapons charges, possession of armor-piercing bullets


Three people were arrested on weapons charges after police found a stolen gun, armor-piercing bullets and a bulletproof vest during a traffic stop in Warwick, according to authorities.

Rhode Island State Police on Friday said Jerome Joseph, 48, of Brockton, Figaro Voguel, 42, of Hyde Park, and Anaika Claudia-Nicole Whyles, 27, of Lewiston, Maine.

Authorities said they are all facing the following charges:

  • License or permit required for carrying a pistol
  • Possession of a stolen firearm
  • Conspiracy
  • Possession of armor-piercing bullets

Joseph also was charged with giving false documents to an agent or public official.

Police said a trooper stopped their car on East Avenue after it was being driven erratically on Interstate 95 North and on Route 113.

“During the investigation, the trooper recovered a handgun that was previously reported stolen, as well as the illegal ammunition and bulletproof vest,” police said.

The suspects were held overnight at the Adult Correctional Institutions, pending arraignment.

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