LAWRENCE (CBS) – Lawrence Police say they’ve caught the driver who hit an officer with a car last month, seriously injuring him.
Veteran officer Carl Farrington was pinned by a car the night of Monday, August 3 as he tried to stop a group of people who police said had just broken into a home on Springfield Street. Another officer then shot at the car as it took off.READ MORE: Worcester Remembers 6 Firefighters Killed 22 Years Ago In Cold Storage Fire
The car crashed a short distance away on Crawford Street and one person, 32-year-old Elisamuel Fernandez Pagan of Lawrence, was taken into custody.
Police had been searching for the accused driver, 30-year-old Luis Morales Colon of Lawrence, for weeks. They found him Tuesday night getting into an SUV on Park Street. Authorities said when officers pulled the SUV over, Colon ran away, but was caught in a nearby apartment building.READ MORE: Boston Police Warn About Drinks Being Spiked With Drugs At Bars
He had several outstanding warrants and now faces multiple charges, including armed robbery, assault with intent to murder and assault and battery on a police officer.
Colon was arraigned Wednesday in Lawrence District Court.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
Officer Farrington needed surgery on his leg and foot and is now recovering at home.