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Grand Rapids man charged with possession of firearm, ammunition

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Posted at 9:21 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 21:21:17-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids man has been charged in connection with possessing multiple rounds of ammunition, U.S. Attorney General Andrew Birge announced Friday.

Antwine Chamberlain-Fields faces up to 10 years in prison after a federal grand jury indicted him for possession of a firearm and ammunition in Grand Rapids, according to a news release.

Grand Rapids police encountered Chamberlain-Fields with multiple rounds of ammunition July 22, and later found a loaded .45 caliber handgun hidden inside his car.

An address associated with Chamberlain Fields’ was the location of a recent drive-by shooting that resulted in a teenage girl’s injury.

“In a city stunned by the sudden spike of traumatic injuries and deaths from shootings over the last few months, this arrest highlights the dedicated work of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Task Force and GRPD to reduce gun crime in Grand Rapids,” Birge said.

An increase in violent crime has plagued Grand Rapids this year.