Trooper-Dragging Suspect Claude Remy Held on $75K Bail
State Police worked through the night Tuesday into Wednesday and tracked down a 34-year-old Dorchester man suspected of dragging a state trooper with a pickup truck at a Taunton gas station.
Claude Remy was taken into custody around 11 a.m. at a home in Framingham, according to David Procopio, director of media communications for Massachusetts State Police.
Tuesday around 8 p.m., a trooper stopped a Dodge Ram pickup with New York plates driving on Rt. 140 in Taunton for a motor vehicle violation. The driver pulled into a Mobil Mart parking lot and the trooper approached the pickup. After a brief struggle, Remy allegedly "drove off erratically at a high rate of speed" while the trooper held on to him, according to a media release. The trooper was reportedly thrown to the ground and struck his head and body on the pavement as the pickup fled northbound and out of sight.
A Berkley resident called police a short time later to say a suspicious pickup truck had parked in a neighbor’s driveway, the media release stated. The resident said that a man that had run from the area and entered a small sedan. State police K-9 and airwing units began searching the area to no avail, and the MSP Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section joined the investigation.
A team of law enforcement agents developed information about an address on Marian Street in Framingham. Remy was arrested there at around 11 a.m. on Wednesday. He was held on $75,000 bail and transported to Ash Street Jail in New Bedford.
Remy is charged with attempted murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, larceny under $1,200, assault with intent to murder, failure to stop for police, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, and marked lanes violations, according to Procopio.