July 19, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Jarvey (508) 368-7241
WORCESTER — A Southbridge man, who allegedly bolted from Dudley District Court in May to avoid being taken into custody, has been indicted by a Worcester County Grand Jury, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
The indictment, which was handed up on Monday, charges Thomas Bruno, 24, of 235 Everett St., Apt. 1, with escape from a penal institution, possession of a large capacity firearm and possession of ammunition without an FID card. The indictment moves the case to Worcester Superior Court where Bruno will be arraigned on July 27.
On May 2, a prosecutor requested a detention hearing on drug charges Bruno was facing in Dudley, and Judge Robert J. Pelligrini ordered that the defendant be held pending the hearing. Before he could be taken into custody, Bruno allegedly ran from the courthouse and into nearby woods.
Southbridge Police arrested him eight days later after he was found in a closet of his girlfriend’s apartment with a gun in his possession.