Chief Richard D. Howe
20 Westford Road
Tyngsborough, MA 01879
For Immediate Release
Monday, June 11, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Tyngsborough Man Arraigned on Domestic Assault Charges
TYNGSBOROUGH – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Tyngsborough Chief of Police Richard Howe have announced that Jean Yates, 22, of Tyngsborough, was arraigned today in Lowell District Court and charged with assault and battery on a household or family member, threatening to commit a crime, larceny under $1,200 and resisting arrest.
Judge Stacey Fortes set bail at $500 cash and ordered the defendant to stay away from, and have no contact with, the victim, to abide by the restraining order, to consume no drugs or alcohol and be subject to random screens, to undergo a mental health evaluation and cooperate with any follow up care. The next scheduled hearing in this case is June 28.
At approximately 2:06 p.m. on June 10, Tyngsborough Police responded to a report of a man, the defendant, who was on a Bowers Avenue property without permission and who was alleged to be threatening the use of a firearm before fleeing the scene. At approximately 3:17 p.m. Tyngsborough Police were again contacted to respond to the same residence for a domestic assault. Upon arrival authorities were informed the defendant had once again allegedly fled the scene of the incident. Authorities learned that the defendant had allegedly sent the victim multiple text messages threatening to kill the victim and his family. Police also learned the defendant had allegedly taken keys to another property in Lowell belonging to the victim prior to leaving the residence.
At approximately 10:12 p.m. Tyngsborough Police responded to another report from the same residence that the defendant had allegedly climbed a ladder into a window of the Bowers Avenue house and was inside the home allegedly under the influence of an unknown substance. Police then set up a perimeter around the home, officers then began attempting to communicate with the defendant, who then exited the home through the front door and spoke to authorities before allegedly fleeing on foot. Police and a K9 unit began a pursuit of the defendant before locating him near a shed on the property.
These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The prosecutor assigned to today’s arraignment was Assistant District Attorney Andrea Kelly.