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Grand Jury indicts Malden man in September Holbrook incident

Via the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office

A Norfolk County grand jury has indicted a 28-year old Malden man as an armed career criminal in addition to gun, drug, and assault charges stemming from a September incident at a Holbrook car repair shop.

Brian Enwonwu, 28, is alleged to have escalated a discussion about his car, which was undergoing repairs, to displaying multiple firearms and threatening bodily harm, according to documents on file in Norfolk Superior Court.

The Grand Jury issued eight indictments on December 7, 2022: Carrying a firearm without a license; Possession of a firearm in commission of a felony; Possession of ammunition; Defacing a firearm’s serial number; Assault with a dangerous weapon; Possession with intent to distribute class B drug; Threats; As an armed career criminal.

The initial altercation, including the alleged threats and display of firearms, occurred on September 1, 2022, which prompted Holbrook Police to alert other area police departments and activate a regional response team in the area of the repair shop.

The following day, Randolph Police on routine patrol spotted Mr. Enwonwu as he passed through that town traveling in the direction of Holbrook and stopped his vehicle a short distance from the repair shop. Mr. Enwonwu was arrested allegedly carrying an unlicensed firearm, a quantity of cocaine, and ammunition.

He entered a plea of not guilty at his Quincy District Court arraignment in September and he has been in custody since that time. These indictments transfer the matter to Norfolk Superior Court; superior court arraignment date has yet been set for Jan. 6, 2023.