Broaster, who is being held in custody pending an Aug. 17 arraignment, had been free on probation on a drug conviction two years ago and a weapons-violation conviction last August.
Earlier this month, Cassius Broaster, 29, pleaded guilty to weapons-possession charges similar to those now faced by his brother. Cassius Broaster is awaiting sentencing.
Two years ago, the brothers were acquitted of a triple murder that occurred at a North Philadelphia bar.
Investigators suspect Jerome and Cassius Broaster are major players in the drug trade and say Cassius Broaster is a suspect in the drug-related shoot-out in February that killed 10-year-old Faheem Thomas-Childs outside T.M. Peirce Elementary School in North Philadelphia.
At a preliminary hearing yesterday before Municipal Court Judge Linda Anderson, Jerome Broaster was ordered held for trial on charges of being a former convict caught carrying a gun, of carrying a firearm without a license, and of carrying a concealed firearm.
If convicted on all charges, Broaster faces a maximum sentence of 10 years' imprisonment and a $25,000 fine.