Alleged Fall River Armed Carjacker Held Without Bail
A 41-year-old Fall River man who was arrested earlier this month following an attempted carjacking and struggle with police was found dangerous and ordered held without bail awaiting trial, the Office of Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced today.
Luis Negron was found dangerous on April 17 by Judge Kevin Finnerty after a telephonic court hearing held on that same date.
According to Quinn's office, Fall River Police on April 13 responded to the parking lot of K&S Laundromat on South Main Street. When police arrived, a man told authorities he had been working on his car when Negron approached while pointing a gun and accused him of having an affair with his girlfriend. Negron allegedly ordered the man to get into his vehicle, but the man refused. Negron then reportedly entered the man's car himself and attempted to drive away, but fled when the engine would not start. Thanks to help from witnesses, officers were able to track the defendant to an address on Ridge Street where they found him hiding in the basement. A struggle ensued where the defendant allegedly tried to grab the officer's service weapon.
Officers also say they removed nearly 100 marijuana plants from the home where they found Negron.
Negron is charged with armed carjacking, assault with a dangerous weapon, attempt to disarm a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, distribution of a Class D drug, carrying an illegal firearm, and committing an illegal firearm violation with a prior violent or drug-related conviction, according to a release from the DA's office.
The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Schmidt.
"I am pleased the court held the defendant without bail based on the allegations of serious acts of violence," Quinn said in a statement. "He has a significant criminal history that includes being a fugitive from justice. He does not belong out on the streets."