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Man on Fall River Police Most Wanted List captured after multi-town chase



Massachusetts State Police are reporting that a man on the Fall River’s Most Wanted List was captured Tuesday night after a multi-town high speed chase.

According to Dave Procopio, shortly after 9:30 p.m., a Massachusetts State Police Trooper attempted to stop a motor vehicle on Route 24 northbound in Brockton. The reason for the stop, according to police, was due to motor vehicle violations. The suspect vehicle, which had two occupants, did not stop and the driver fled at a high rate of speed.

Massachusetts State Police Troop H Headquarters authorized a pursuit of the vehicle and assumed command and control.

The suspect vehicle got off at Exit 19, looped around, re-entered Route 24 on the southbound side, and continued to flee at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle exited Route 24 and got onto Manley Street in West Bridgewater, where it became disabled. The driver, Kennan Ritter, 26, of Dorchester, tried to run away from the vehicle, but was captured. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton with minor injuries.

It has been determined that Ritter was on the Fall River Police wanted list. He is currently at the State Police-Milton Barracks and will be arraigned in Stoughton District Court this morning.

The charges from last night are as follows:
-Fail to Stop for Police;
-Operating a Motor Vehicle w/a Suspended License;
-Marked Lanes Violation;
-Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle;
-Breakdown Lane Violation;
-Fail to Stop/Yield.

Ritter who had a last known address from FRPD of 158 Fourth Street, Apt. #5, Fall River, MA, was wanted out of Fall River for Assault and Battery on Family / Household Member, Intimidating a Witness, Strangulation or Suffocation, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Intimidating a Witness, Assault and Battery on Family / Household Member, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Drug, Possess Class A, Drug, Possess to Distribute Class B, Drug, Possess to Distribute Class A, Drug Possess to Distribute Class A, Subsequent, Cocaine, Possess to Distribute, Cocaine, Possess to Distribute, Subsequent.

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