Hadley man arrested on home invasion, assault charges

Published: 3/25/2018 11:37:19 PM

SUNDERLAND — Police arrested a Hadley man on Sunday morning on charges related to the alleged breaking and entering of a home earlier that day.

Donald Walker, 35, was arrested after allegedly entering the Old Amherst Road home of a woman while she was inside, according to a report by Police Chief Erik Demetropoulos posted on the Sunderland Police Department Facebook page.

Walker was charged with home invasion, armed assault in a dwelling, breaking and entering nighttime, malicious damage of personal property, assault and battery on a person over 60 and larceny under $250. He was being held overnight at the Franklin County House of Corrections on $150,000 bail.

Police received the call of a reported breaking and entering around 1:40 a.m.

“The woman reported that she heard someone enter her home & then hid with her son in a bedroom,” the Facebook post read. “She reported that the man rummaged around her home, eventually forcing his way into that bedroom.”

Police reported that Walker was armed with a knife, and that the woman hit him in the face with a letter opener, injuring him. Walker reportedly left the room, and police said they found him a few yards away from the house, where they arrested him after allegedly finding evidence linking him to the crime.

Walker was taken to the Sunderland Police Department where he was offered medical treatment for his injuries, and later was taken to the Franklin County House of Corrections in Greenfield.


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