15 Inmates Charged in Souza-Baranowski Riot

June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811

WORCESTER – A Worcester County grand jury handed up indictments last week against 15 current and former inmates at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center stemming from a riot in January, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.

The 15 men are each facing five charges including malicious destruction of property over $250, vandalism, disturbing a correctional institution, injury to a building during unlawful assembly, and injury to the property of a correctional institution. They will be arraigned in Worcester Superior Court on a future date.

The men were charged for their roles in a January 9 riot inside the Shirley prison where extensive damage was done to the Department of Corrections property.

Those charged are: Edwin Marrero, 24; Chad Hickey, 33; John Campbell, 32; Julio Leiva, 29; Luis Robles, 29; Jason Mullen, 37; Alexander Soto, 23; Eugenio Rivera, 31; John Walker, 25; Vincent Dzierwinski, 29; Thomas Tibbetts, 24; Manuel Eusebio, 38; Tyler Bassett, 30; Brendon Cain, 23; and Elizer Cruz, 28.