A Massachusetts man wanted on six warrants, led State Police on a chase Friday from Taunton through a half-dozen communities before surrendering in Rockland.

According to a press release, Taunton Police and Massachusetts Parole Officers converged on a residence in Taunton Friday morning, hoping to take 47-year old Giovanni Acevedo of Woburn into custody.

Acevedo however, fled the area in a white Mercedes sedan, driving over the front lawn, mowing down some bushes, and nearly striking the officers.

State Police say he led Police on a chase along Route 24 both north and south, and through several surrounding towns before going off the road on Route 139 in Rockland while trying to avoid stop-sticks set by Rockland Police.

Courtesy MSP Air Wing
Courtesy MSP Air Wing

A brief standoff occurred before Acevedo surrendered. He was taken to South Shore Hospital for evaluation, and then transported to the Norwell State Police barracks for booking.


Information provided by Massachusetts State Police

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