Somerville Police Capture Suspect Who Tried To Run Officers Over With His Car

George Hassett writer for the Somerville News reported
that on October 31, 2008 Somerville Police captured a suspect wanted
for hitting two police officers and a civilian with his car as he fled
the parking lot of the Winter Hill Yacht Club.  The suspect,22 year old
Calvin Jones of Charlestown was found in Salem, Massachusetts and
arrested and charged with two counts of armed assault with intent to
murder and two counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous
weapon. It is alleged that Jones struck and dragged a Somerville Police
Officer who had been searching his car.  The officer sustained minor
injuries and was treated and released from the Somerville Hospital.  As
Jones fled the area he struck a second officer and a civilian.  The
incident started when Somerville Police Officers responded to the
Winter Hill Yacht Club to investigate a report of several individuals
who had driven into a boat storage yard and were suspiciously out on
foot in the area, police said.  Officers made routine inquiries of
several people, one of whom was Jones.  Jones gave consent for an
officer to search inside the vehicle.  As the search was being
conducted Jones sped off. Full Article, Somerville News October 31, 2008.

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The charges:

Armed Assault With Intent To Murder:

The statute, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 Section 18
states that anyone who is armed with a dangerous weapon and assaults
another with the intent to rob or murder that person shall be punished
by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than twenty years. 

Assault And Battery By Means Of A Dangerous Weapon

is a crime in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265
Section 15A.  The law states that if you commit an assault and battery
by means of a dangerous weapon you shall be punished by imprisonment in
the state prison for up to 10 years or in the house of correction for
up to 2 1/2 years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by both
such fine and imprisonment.  There are aggravated forms of this law
that often result in more severe punishments.  If during the commission
of this crime you cause serious bodily injury, or if you commit this
act on a pregnant person of if this is done in violation of a
restraining order the punishment is likely going to be greater.