Chief Gary F. Sullivan
46 Lothrop St.
North Easton, MA 02356
For Immediate Release
Monday, July 23, 2018
Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Easton Police Use Taser to Subdue Man During Pursuit
EASTON — Chief Gary Sullivan reports that the Easton Police Department has arrested a man who allegedly fled from officers during a traffic stop over the weekend.
NICHOLAUS MONTEIRO, AGE 24, OF EASTON was charged with:
- Assault on a Police Officer
- Resisting Arrest
- Disorderly Conduct
- Possession of a Class B Drug (Oxycodone) (Three Counts)
- Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Drug (Marijuana)
- Attaching Plates to a Motor Vehicle
- Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle
- Operating an Unlicensed Motor Vehicle
- Operating a Motor Vehicle with an Expired Inspection Sticker
At approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 22, Easton Police Officer Brianna Park and Officer Michelle Franey conducted a motor vehicle stop on Foundry Street, where the driver allegedly had illegally attached license plates to a Mercury Sable sedan.
The driver, later identified as MONTEIRO, pulled his car into a nearby church parking lot. As he was speaking to the officers, he attempted to flee on foot.
After a brief pursuit, MONTEIRO refused to comply with the officers’ commands and allegedly began to charge at Officer Park. In order to avoid being assaulted by MONTEIRO, Officer Park deployed her Taser and immobilized him. He was subsequently placed under arrest.
MONTEIRO was found to be in possession of a large amount of cash, multiple oxycodone pills and marijuana.
He was released on $500 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned today in Taunton District Court.
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.