A Taunton man has been arrested on numerous gun charges following an attempted robbery Sunday night.

According to a release from Chief Edward J. Walsh, Taunton Police were dispatched to 12 Chandler Street on Sunday, June 5, at about 9:15 p.m. on a report of an attempted armed robbery.

Officers arrived and spoke with the reported victims, a 24-year-old Norton woman and a 21-year-old Mansfield woman.

“The victims told police that they were sitting outside on the steps of the entrance to the apartment complex when a man approached them,” Walsh said. “The man allegedly demanded them to empty their pockets and pointed what appeared to be a handgun at their faces.”

Walsh said officers learned that a single shot was fired into the sky and then the suspect allegedly fled the scene on foot.

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Taunton Police quickly located a suspect that matched the victims’ description running into the woods in the area of 100 Danforth Street. Police established a perimeter around the woods and searched for the suspect with help from Massachusetts State Police and Raynham Police K-9 units.

A Taunton Police officer located the suspect, later identified as 20-year-old Judah Grigsby of Taunton, in the woods near Holyoke Street and Chester Street. They lost sight of him before he could be apprehended, but saw him running in the direction of Lynn Street. It was there that he was soon located hiding underneath a car trailer by one of the K-9 units. Grigsby was taken into custody without incident, Walsh said.

Walsh also said a 9mm shell casing was found at the crime scene at the apartment complex, and he said police also found a loaded 9mm handgun hidden under the dirt near where Grigsby was found hiding on Lynn Street.

Grigsby faces a number of charges, including use of firearms while committing a felony; carrying a dangerous weapon; two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon; discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building; unlawful possession of ammunition; attempting to commit a crime (armed robbery); and resisting arrest.

Grigsby was scheduled to be arraigned today in Taunton District Court.

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