Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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"Man accused of assaulting 5 Mansfield police officers during home invasion" by Felicia Gans Globe Correspondent  August 17, 2015

A Mansfield man was held on $5,000 cash bail Monday after he allegedly injured five police officers while invading a home in Mansfield, police said.

David Triggs, 31, was charged with five counts of assault and battery of a police officer, resisting arrest, malicious destruction of property, and disorderly conduct, police said. He was arraigned Monday in Attleboro District Court.

Residents of a home on Stearns Avenue called police at about 4:20 a.m. Monday to report a man who was “out of control” in their house, according to the Mansfield Police Department’s Facebook page. The residents — a mother, father, and two sons — locked themselves in a bedroom, but Triggs allegedly kicked down the door, police said.

The residents then locked themselves in their vehicle in the garage, where they called for help from the OnStar system.

When officers arrived, Triggs was sitting in a chair in an upstairs bedroom, holding a hammer.

After several commands from the six officers who responded, Triggs put the hammer down, police said.

But he continued to resist arrest, attacking the officers and injuring five of them, police said. Two were taken to local hospitals, one for a chest and leg injury and one for head injuries and blood exposure.

Officers used a Taser to subdue Triggs before taking him into custody. Triggs was also treated at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.