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Man Faces Assault Charges After Chasing Break-In Suspect Out of Family's Home and Allegedly Beating Him Into the 'Fetal Position


Police found the alleged home intruder "in the fetal position."

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A man accused of chasing a burglar out of his family's home in Massachusetts and beating him has been charged with assault.

Gerard Beck Gaumond, 28, of Telluride, Colorado, was arrested in Warren, Massachusetts, on Monday after 43-year-old Eric Sinclair tried to break into his family's New England home.

Warren Police Officer Joseph LaFlower said he heard cries for help Monday night and saw a shirtless man holding down another man on Maple Street.

Posted by Worcester Telegram & Gazette on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

According to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, Gaumond beat Sinclair with a rock. Officers later found the alleged home intruder bloodied and on the ground “in the fetal position” with women's underwear in his pocket.

Warren police officer Joseph LaFlower said he heard Sinclair crying out for help. When LaFlower approached the two men, Gaumond didn't have a shirt on and was holding Sinclair down. That's when Gaumond, who was holding a stick, told the officer the man had just tried to break into house.

The officer drew his gun and told Gaumond to drop the stick, which he did without incident.

The Telegram and Gazette reported that Gaumond had chased Sinclair out of the house, down a hill, over the railroad tracks and through a river before the officer found them. Gaumond said Sinclair claimed to have a knife, but police didn't find a weapon, the Boston Herald reported.

Both men were taken into custody.

Sinclair was being treated for his injuries at a nearby hospital. His condition was not clear.

Gaumond was taken to jail but later released on $10,000 bail.

A state police detective unit was assigned to the case “due to the chance of a fatal injury.”

The Warren Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheBlaze.

(H/T: Worcester Telegram and Gazette)

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