SHREWSBURY – On Sunday, March 26, Officer Matthew Mattero and others from the Shrewsbury Police Department observed a man driving a stolen Nissan Maxima on Hartford Turnpike.
When officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, the operator – later identified as David Adams, 36, of 151 Hartford Turnpike – got out of the car and fled on foot.
According to the Statement of Facts in Support of Application for Criminal Complaint submitted to the Westborough District Court by Officer Mattero, he was among the officers who caught up to Adams, who then resisted their attempts to handcuff him.
“Adams was actively pulling his hands away from officers and trying to tuck them underneath his body to avoid being handcuffed,” wrote Officer Mattero in his Statement of Facts for the incident. “I eventually was able to get Adams handcuffed. His handcuffs were double locked for safety.”
According to Officer Mattero, Adams was searched incident to arrest. In one of Adams’ pockets, police located a glass pipe with a white/brown residue on it that police later determined to be crack cocaine, a Class B substance.
In Adam’s right pants pocket, police located the keys to the stolen Maxima.
Adams was charged with Receiving Stolen Motor Vehicle, Possession of Class B Substance Subsequent Offense (a Possession of a Class B Substance charge from the Worcester District Court on April 25, 2016 was also on Adams’ criminal record), and Resisting Arrest.
Adams’ bail was set at $550.
Adams was held pending his arraignment in Westborough District Court on March 27. He was also held following his arraignment, during which time he requested a court appointed attorney. Following Adams’ request for an attorney, a second arraignment was scheduled on April 6, when the Commonwealth issued a transportation “habe” to bring Adams into court.
According to Massachusetts law, a habe is a slang verb referring to the use of a writ of habeas corpus to bring a prisoner into court. The person produced is said to have been “habed” into court.
Following his April 6 arraignment, Adams posted bail and was released with the potential of bail revocation. He is scheduled to appear in court again on May 10 for a pretrial hearing.
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