Warren B. Ryder, Chief of Police
520 Massachusetts Ave.
Boxborough, MA 01719
For Immediate Release
Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Boxborough Police Investigating Crime Spree that Began in Town and Ended in Ohio
BOXBOROUGH – Chief Warren Ryder reports that the Boxborough Police Department, in conjunction with the Pike County, Ohio Sheriff’s Department and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office is investigating a series of violent crimes that allegedly began in Boxborough and ended early this morning with an individual placed under arrest in Ohio.
The investigation is still very active and its preliminary stages, however the investigation has unveiled that on Thursday, a male resident of Swanson Road was stabbed multiple times, allegedly by a male relative with whom he lived. The suspect then allegedly raped and assaulted a woman in the home before forcing both victims into a car and driving them from Boxborough to Ohio.
Early this morning, Pike County Sheriff’s Deputies reportedly had a standoff with the suspect, who at some point managed to steal a Deputy’s vehicle and lead law enforcement on a short pursuit before he was ultimately captured. The suspect is being held at the Pike County Jail on theft and escape charges.
The suspect’s name cannot not be released by the Boxborough Police Department at this time, due to Massachusetts law governing the release of information by police about certain types of crimes prior to arraignment.
The male victim is in serious but stable condition this afternoon. There is no word on the female victim’s condition.
“This is a deeply disturbing case involving acts of violence that we are still very actively investigating,” Chief Ryder said. “We greatly appreciate our partnership with our counterparts in Ohio and with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office as this investigation continues.
The Boxborough Police Department this morning executed a search warrant on the apartment where the alleged stabbing occurred. This is an open and active investigation and more information will be released when it becomes available.