A Norfolk County grand jury has indicted a 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 a class B drug, threats and being 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 repair shop locale. The following day, Randolph Police on routine patrol spotted Enwonwu as he passed through Randolph traveling in the direction of Holbrook and stopped his vehicle a short distance from the repair shop. Enwonwu was arrested while allegedly carrying an unlicensed firearm, 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 been set for Jan. 6, 2023.