Oct20

Man Guilty in Home Invasions, Gets 10-12 Years in Prison

October 20, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER – A city man has pleaded guilty to charges related to two 2015 home invasions and was sentenced to up to 12 years in state prison, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Shayne McClair, 27, whose last known […]

Oct19

Mullen Found Guilty of Manslaughter

Oct. 19, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241  WORCESTER — A Worcester Superior Court jury today found Erika Mullen guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the 2015 stabbing death of Carlos Estrada in Worcester’s University Park, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Mr. Estrada, 33, of 12 Tirrell St., died […]

Oct11

DA to Oppose Parole for Killer of Paxton Police Chief

Oct. 11, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565              WORCESTER – Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. will oppose the early release from prison of a man convicted of 2nd degree murder in the 1994 killing of Paxton Police Chief Robert J. Mortell.   Jamie C. Richards, who was […]

Oct06

Man Gets 20 Years in Prison for Golf Club Attack

October 6, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 WORCESTER – A Worcester man, who was convicted in August of using a golf club to seriously injure another man, was sentenced to 20 years in state prison today, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. A jury had found […]

Sep29

Man Injured after Exchanging Gunfire with Police

September 29, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565   LUNENBURG – A citizen report of a suspicious man on Chase Road early this morning led to a police response and an exchange of gunfire after the suspect produced a gun and fired at police, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph […]

Sep19

Statement from DA Joseph D. Early Jr. on Today’s SJC Ruling Regarding Marijuana Stops

Today’s Supreme Judicial Court decision provides much-needed clarity regarding police testimony involving roadside assessments in operating under the influence of marijuana cases. Thomas Gerhardt was charged with OUI marijuana after a February 2013 traffic stop on Route 146 in Millbury. As a result of today’s decision, the case will be returned to Worcester District Court […]

Sep10

Three Arrested in Leominster Drug Raid

Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 735-2981 LEOMINSTER — Police arrested three men and seized drugs, weapons and cash as the result of a joint investigation into narcotics distribution in the Leominster area, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Based on the investigation, investigators applied for and received a search warrant for a […]

Sep07

Four to be Arraigned on Drug Trafficking and Gun Charges

Sept. 7, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 UXBRIDGE – Three men and a woman are being held without bail on drug trafficking and gun charges for arraignment tomorrow in Uxbridge District Court, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Clerk Magistrate John F. Kennedy ordered the defendants […]

Sep06

Man Stabbed to Death; Brother is Held

September 6, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tim Connolly 508-688-5565 ​LEOMINSTER– A 23-year-old, stabbed in his home last night, died from his wounds and his brother was arrested and charged with murder, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early. ​Nathan J. Record was transported to the University of Massachusetts Health Alliance Hospital in […]

Aug28

Worcester Man Held in Kidnapping

Aug. 28, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241   WORCESTER — A Worcester man was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing after being charged with kidnapping a 7-year-old girl early Sunday morning, abducting her, choking her around the neck, then exiting his vehicle and throwing her into Lake Quinsigamond, according to […]