NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – A Northbridge police officer was stabbed with a spear and a Whitinsville man charged with attempted murder after an incident Friday morning on High Street, police said.
Officer Thomas Dejordy was stabbed in the abdomen just below the ribs, Police Chief Walter J. Warchol said in a news release. He was taken to Milford Hospital in Milford where he was treated and released.
Adam Tillison, 27, of 11 High St., was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (double bladed spearhead), assault to murder, attempted murder and possession of a dangerous weapon (double bladed spear), police said.
At an arraignment in Uxbridge District Court Friday afternoon, Tillison was held without bail until a dangerousness hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 5.
The incident began when the Northbridge Police Department received a call from the Milford Police Department asking for help in stopping a 2003 blue Jaguar that had led officers in Milford, Mendon and Hopedale on a high-speed chase with speeds of up to 100 mph.
Northbridge Officer Brian Collins saw the vehicle pass him on Linwood Avenue at a high rate of speed and turn onto High Street. He said he saw the operator, known to him as Adam Tillison, get out of the vehicle and run into 11 High St.
Police said Dejordy pursued the suspect into the residence and that the suspect ran up the stairs to the second floor and grabbed a double-bladed spear.
According to the police report, Tillison stabbed Dejordy as the officer reached the top of the stairs. The spear went through Dejordy's protective vest and punctured his abdomen below his ribs, police said.
Dejordy was still able to get Tillison to the ground and handcuff him, police said.
Tillison was taken to the Northbridge Police Department for booking and later transported to Uxbridge District Court for arraignment.
Police said Tillison faces the following charges:
- Fail to stop for police
- Speeding (70 mph in a 30 mph zone)
- Reckless operation of a motor vehicle
- Fail to Stop for Red Light
- Operate motor vehicle with a suspended license
- Uninsured motor vehicle
- Operator motor vehicle with a revoked registration
- Disorderly conduct
- Resist arrest
- Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (double bladed spearhead)
- Assault to murder
- Attempted murder
- Possess dangerous weapon (double bladed spear)
- Default warrant out of Uxbridge Court (original charge unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle