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 […]

Aug10

Woman Held on High Bail after Murder-Suicide Foiled

August 10, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236 Or 508-688-5565 DUDLEY – A woman, who triggered an AMBER Alert after she threatened to kill her toddler and herself, was held on $500,000 bail after her arraignment today in Dudley District Court, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. Leann Rickheit, 38, whose last known address was […]

Aug10

Povez Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Aug. 10, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241   WORCESTER — Janleer Povez was sentenced to 18 years in state prison this afternoon after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 2008 stabbing death of a Westboro man, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. In addition to manslaughter, Mr. Povez […]

Aug08

Oliver Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse, Endangerment

Aug. 8, 2017 For Immediate Release Contact: Lindsay Corcoran 508-368-7252 or 774-670-8811   WORCESTER – Elsa Oliver pleaded guilty today to assault and battery and two counts of reckless endangerment of a child, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. Worcester Superior Court Judge Richard Tucker sentenced Oliver to a total of […]