At approximately 3:10 p.m. on Monday, 3/29/21, Acushnet Police were called to a Clem’s Way address for a reported past assault. On arrival, officers found that the suspect, a 37-year-old male, had assaulted his girlfriend and fled into the nearby woods prior to officers arriving on scene.
While speaking with the victim, officers observed that the interior of house showed signs of a struggle. Several loose shotgun shells were also observed in plain sight. Out of an abundance of caution, K-9 assistance was requested from the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office and Massachusetts State Police to track the suspect. Assistance was also provided by the Rochester Police Department, Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office and the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing. By about 5:35 p.m., the suspect still had not been located and the search was called off.
At about 6:30 p.m., a good Samaritan called the Acushnet Police Department to report a suspicious male running south in the 600 block of Main Street. Officers were still in the area and responded quickly. They found it to be the male that was the target of the earlier search. He was placed under arrest without further incident. He was booked at the Acushnet Police Department before being transferred to the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office Ash Street regional holding facility.
The male is being charged with several domestic violence related charges including strangulation/suffocation (MGL 265 ch 15D). No further information will be released to protect the identity of the victim.
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