July 9 2015

Two More Men Charged in October Home Invasion

By: Rich Hosford

Two more men have been indicted in connection to a home invasion that took place in Burlington last October. 


Police Chief Michael R. Kent said in a statement that a Grand Jury indicted Keegan Fitzpatrick, 20, of Haverhill on four counts of home invasion, four counts of assault with intent to commit armed robbery and conspiracy. Jeremy Noone, 21, also of Haverhill was charged with conspiracy. Both were arraigned at Middlesex Superior Court. 


This makes a total of four people charged in the incident. 


As reported on BNEWS, at 12:18 a.m. on October 3rd police responded to a call of a home invasion on Church Lane. 


When police arrived they noticed two men in their 20s holding down a third man. 


According to police, the residents said that one of them was playing video games with a friend when three or four men, one of them Tufts, broke into the home and began beating the friend with baseball bats. That person is reported to be in the hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries. 


Also, during the struggle, Tufts allegedly pushed the 62-year-old homeowner down a flight of stairs. After that the homeowners’ two sons jumped on top of Tufts and held him down until police arrived. The homeowner sustained a knee injury but declined medical attention at the scene. 

 

That day police arrested Connor John Tufts, 20, of Haverhill, for his alleged participation in the home invasion. 

 

In November police arrested and charged Thomas J. Mahan, 20, of Haverhill, in connection with the crime. 

 

Chief Kent said this week this has been a long investigation and he is happy to see justice served almost a year after the crime. 

 
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