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A Lowell man was arraigned in Lowell District Court and charged with several Massachusetts Crimes of Violence charges in connection with an alleged kidnapping of two brothers and their friend in Chelmsford.

The defendant, Bounnee Lakongpheng of Lowell, was charged with Armed Robbery and Kidnapping.

According to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office, Chelmsford police received a call from two people complaining that they had been held against their will at gunpoint in the basement of a Chelmsford home. The victim told police that he, a friend and his brother went to hang out in that basement when they were allegedly threatened by three men. The three man allegedly demanded to know where the money and drugs was or they would kill him.

The defendant was identified after police showed a photo array to the victim, but the other two suspects are still unknown at this time.

Kidnapping in Massachusetts is punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years in state prison, but where it is alleged that the kidnapping was commitment while armed with the intent to extort money, the punishment is imprisonment for any terms of years up to life.

Kidnapping is defined as the unlawful and forcible confinement of another person against his or her will.

Armed Robbery is also punishable for any term of years up to life in state prison. Armed Robbery is committed when the person, armed with a dangerous weapon, applies force or violence to the victim and takes his property with the intent to steal it.

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Crimes of Violence Charges, including Armed Robbery and Kidnapping.

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Norman Barnes, 28, of Dorchester, was arrested on Massachusetts Kidnapping Charges following allegations that he kidnapped a 15 year old girl at the Adams Inn in North Quincy.

According to the Massachusetts State Police, a trooper working a detail in the area of the Neponset River Bridge was told that there was a fight at the Best Western Adams Inn in North Quincy. The Trooper responded to the area and began chasing a man who allegedly began to run away. The man, Norman Bates, was apprehended and arrested.

At the same time, police officers discovered the 15 year old girl a few blocks down from the hotel. The girl alleged that Barnes had held her against her will at the hotel. She was taken to a Boston hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Norman Barnes is scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Quincy District Court on charges including Kidnapping.

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Nathaniel Hudon, 31, of Danvers, was arrested yesterday for several Massachusetts Crimes of Violence Charges in connection with the alleged abduction of his 42 year old girlfriend. He is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow morning in Malden District Court on charges including Kidnapping; Assault & Battery; Driving Under the Influence of Narcotics; Reckless Driving; and Failure to Stop for Police.

According to the Massachusetts State Police, Hudon went to the woman’s Danvers home at 5:45 a.m. and allegedly convinced her to get into his car – despite that the woman realized that Hudon was allegedly under the influence of cocaine and that she was ‘in fear for her life.’

The two eventually traveled onto the Massachusetts Turnpike, where they eventually stopped at the Westborough service plaza to get gas. At that point, the woman reportedly kicked through the window and ran towards the rest stop and used a cellphone to call the police.

When Massachusetts State Police Troopers responded, the woman told them which way Hudon had gone and they then engaged in a reported 20 mile pursuit, which ended when Hudon crashed his car in the Charlton Service Plaza.

Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Crimes of Violence Charges, including Kidnapping, Assault & Battery, as well as Massachusetts DUI Crimes.

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Easton Byfield, 35, of Oxford, was arrested this past weekend on Massachusetts Crimes of Violence Charges for allegedly assaulting a patron at the nightclub where he was a bouncer. Byfield was formally arrested for the crimes of Assault & Battery; Kidnapping; and Unarmed Robbery.

According to the Worcester Police Department, the assault, which allegedly occurred at the Platinum Premier Club in Worcester, was apparently captured on video by another bouncer. The video apparently shows Easton Byfield punching the purported victim in the face approximately four times, and then taking money out of his wallet.

The Worcester Police Department reports that the alleged incident occurred on May 25, but was not reported because the alleged victim was fearful of retribution.

Easton Byfield, however, on the same date of the alleged incident, apparently filed a police report claiming that the victim allegedly assault him. As a result of the video, the Worcester Police Department has also filed criminal charges of Filing a False Police Report.

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Violent Felony Charges, such as Kidnapping and Assault & Battery.

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DePasquale.jpgPhillip A. DePasquale, 39, was arrested by Barnstable Police Officers on Massachusetts Theft Crimes Charges for allegedly stealing a car in Hyannis and then leading police on a chase that involved ramming into a police cruiser.

DePasquale was arraigned yesterday in the Barnstable District Court for several crimes, including Larceny of a Motor Vehicle; Receiving a Stolen Motor Vehicle; Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle; Failure to Stop for Police; Leaving the Scene of An Accident with Property Damage; and Possession of Burglarious Tools.

According to the Barnstable Police Department, DePasquale allegedly stole a car that parked at a Pizzeria Uno in Hyannis. When officers tried to pull him over, he refused and rammed the car in the police cruiser. DePasquale led police on a short chase but was apprehended when he allegedly crashed the car into a tree in Sandwich.

Upon his arrest on the Massachusetts Theft Crimes Charges, Depasquale was also determine to be a fugitive who had been on the Most Wanted List of the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Division.

DePasquale had been wanted for allegedly Kidnapping a 27 year old disabled women in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, in late January. According to Massachusetts State Police, DePasquale is alleged to have tied her up in a vacant vehicle in Oxford and then left her in the car alone overnight during one of the snow storms.

For those charges, DePasquale is expected to be arraigned next Tuesday on several Massachusetts Crimes of Violence Charges, including Kidnapping and Assault & Battery.

It was also reported the DePasquale’s criminal history includes a 1995 Massachusetts Manslaughter conviction, for which he was sentenced to 10-12 years in state prison, which explains why he was held on $100,000 bail for the theft of the car in Hyannis.

Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all major felony crimes, including Massachusetts Theft Crimes and Crimes of Violence Charges.

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Michael Cimmino, 54, of Braintree, was initially charged with Massachusetts Sex Crimes in Quincy District Court for alleged inappropriate sexual conduct towards a child under 14. At his arraignment in Quincy on January 3, Cimmino entered a plea of not guilty to sex crimes charges including Kidnapping; Assault with Intent to Rape; and eight counts of Indecent Assault & Battery on a Child Under 14.

This past week, however, Cimmino was charged with additional Sex Crimes after a second alleged victim came forward claiming inappropriate sexual conduct. He was again arraigned in Quincy District Court on sex crimes charges including Indecent Assault & Battery on a Person Under 14 and Open & Gross Lewdness.

According to the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, Cimmino is alleged to have touched the child inappropriately when the child was at Cimmino’s house for a New Year’s sleepover. The ‘inappropriate touching’ as alleged by the prosecutor, consists of Cimmino allegedly rubbing the head and shoulders of the child…

Although technically rubbing the head and shoulders of someone might rise to the level of an inappropriate touching and lead to charges of Indecent Assault & Battery, I’m unclear as to where the allegations of Kidnapping and Assault with Intent to Rape come from as no information relative to these charges has yet been made public…

Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis has experience in defending persons against all Massachusetts Sex Crimes, including Kidnapping, Indecent Assault & Battery and Rape, and is available 24/7 for consultation.

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Robert Curley, 32, was charged with beating his girlfriend over a period of two hours in his home in Revere last week. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Curley repeatedly punched and kicked his girlfriend in the head and all over her body.

At one point during the alleged incident, when the girlfriend tried to escape and call the police, he took her cell phone and dragged her back into the home. According to prosecutors, after the beating, he promised to take her to the hospital, but only if she agreed to tell the doctors that she fell.

Curley was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on several Crimes of Violence Charges, including Mayhem, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Kidnapping, and Intimidation of a Witness. Following his arraignment, a Dangerousness Hearing was held and Curley was held without bail, the judge finding that no bail or conditions of release would assure the safety of the community.

Dangerousness Hearings:
If someone is arrested for a Crime of Violence or for a felony that involves the use or threat of physical force, the prosecutor could ask the Judge to order that person held without bail.

To detain a person without bail, a “Dangerousness Hearing” is held and the Judge must find that, by the relatively low standard of ‘clear and convincing evidence’, that “no conditions of release will reasonably assure the safety of the community.”

Roberty Curley is the brother of Jeffrey Curley, who was 10 years old at the time when he was abducted in 1997 by two men who promised him a new bike. He was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered.

Attorney Lefteris K. Travayiakis is an experienced criminal defense lawyer available 24/7 to represent those charged with any Massachusetts crimes, including Kidnapping, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Murder, Domestic Violence, and other Crimes of Violence.

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images.jpgLuther M. Henderson, 35, of Brockton, Massachusetts, was arraigned earlier this month on Armed Robbery and Kidnapping Charges for allegedly meeting and then robbing a Craigslist escort at gunpoint.

According to the Brockton Police Department and Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, Henderson arranged to meet a female escort he found through a Craigslist ad. After meeting at a predetermined location, which ended up being a vacant house, Henderson then allegedly showed a gun, asked the woman to strip, and bound her using zip-cuffs. Henderson then allegedly got into the woman’s car and stole her money, purse, cellphone and laptop.

Henderson was arraigned in Brockton District Court on charges of Armed Robbery, Kidnapping and Witness Intimidation.

Armed Robbery:
The crime of Armed Robbery in Massachusetts is punishable to state prison for any term of years up to life. In order to be convicted of the crime of Armed Robbery, the prosecutor would have to prove:

  1. That the defendant was armed with a dangerous weapon;
  2. He either applied actual force and violence to the body of the victim, or put the victim in fear by threatening words or gestures;
  3. He took the money other property with the intent to steal it; and
  4. The property was taken from the person or immediate control of the victim.

Kidnapping:
The crime of Kidnapping is the unlawful and forcible confinement of another person against his or her will. In Massachusetts, the crime of Kidnapping is punishable with commitment to state prison for any term of years up to 10 years in state prison. If the crime of Kidnapping is committed while armed with a firearm, however, the penalty is increase from any term of years up to life.

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Luis Cruz.jpgAngel Luis Cruz, 38, of Fall River, Massachusetts, was ordered held without bail after his Arraignment this week for allegedly kidnapping a 58 year old woman from her front porch and taking her to his apartment where he raped her.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office alleges that one of the woman’s sons witnessed his mother being dragged from her porch and gave chase without success. He did, however, obtain a description of the suspect’s vehicle along with a partial plate number. About an hour after her abduction, the woman was seen walking towards her home after apparently being dropped off by Cruz.

When she was released from Cruz’ custody after the alleged assault, the unidentified woman led Fall River Police Officers to the apartment where the crime took place. Although Cruz was not present in the apartment when police came to investigate, he was eventually found near the home and arrested.

Cruz was held without bail following his arraignment in Fall River District Court on charges including Kidnapping and Rape.

Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is an experienced criminal defense lawyer available 24/7 to represent those accused of major felony crimes, including Kidnapping, Rape and other Crimes of Violence.

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In response to a Craigslist ad, three persons traveled from Rhode Island to Milton, Massachusetts to purchase a television they saw advertised on the Craigslist website, only to be robbed at gunpoint of over $1,000.

According to the Milton Police Department, the incident occurred at a foreclosed home on Randolph Avenue in Milton, Massachusetts. Upon arrival, one of the three men went to the door of the home and was ordered inside at gun point. Once inside, he was pistol-whipped and robbed. The robbers then went to the car and also ordered the other two individuals into the home at gunpoint. One of them was also pistol-whipped, and they were both also robbed.

At this time, no further information has been released regarding any possible leads into this investigation. If apprehended, the suspects face various criminal charges, including Kidnapping, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Armed Robbery.

Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is an experienced criminal defense lawyer available 24/7 to represent persons accused of major felony crimes, including Kidnapping, Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Armed Robbery, and other Crimes of Violence & Theft Crimes.

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