Two men arrested on gun and drug related charges over the weekend are now facing additional charges for allegedly beating a man in court lockup on Monday morning.
Tyshawn Cummings, 20, and Dijoun Beasley, 19, both of Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, were arrested on Saturday in Dorchester while officers were in the area on an unrelated investigation, according to Boston Police. They were taken into custody after leaving a home on Norwell Street and hopping into a taxi.
Beasley was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, a subsequent firearm charge and possession with intent to distribute Class B drugs.
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Cummings was charged with unlawful possesion of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
Both men had been arrested twice previously on firearms related charges, Boston Police said. Cummings had just been acquitted in a 2013 shooting on Oct. 29.
A Beretta 9mm handgun with an obliterated serial number was seized from the men, along with seven bags of crack cocaine from Beasley.
Cummings and Beasley were scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, but the arraignments were postponed after the two men beat another man in Dorchester court lockup on Monday morning, according to the Suffolk District Attorney's Office.
Both men are now facing assault and battery charges in addition to the firearms and drug related charges.