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Home invasion in Milton leads to arrest of New Bedford man, police say

Posted by Natalie Feulner  November 20, 2012 04:42 PM

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A New Bedford man is sitting at the Milton police station on a $100,000 bail today following an alleged armed home invasion and assault at a home off Blue Hill River Rd.

James Condon, 37, formerly of Milton, has been charged with armed assault in a dwelling, unlawful possession of a firearm, home invasion, threats to commit a crime, firearm serial number defacement, witness intimidation, assault, and battery.

According to a news release from Miilton Police Chief Richard Wells, Condon's estranged girlfriend and mother of his two children began receiving communication from him Monday night that was “threatening.”

Today, as the woman prepared to take the two girls to school, Condon, armed with a handgun, forced his way into the home and began beating her, the release said.

Police said the woman managed to persuade him to allow her to drive the children to their schools, where a staff member noticed the woman's injuries and notified police.

The two girls were secured at their schools after police learned that the father was still trying to communicate via text with the mother. He was tracked to a parking lot at the Ponkapoag Golf Course in Canton.

Milton and Canton officers shut down Route 138 momentarily while officers placed Condon under arrested. He had a loaded, high-capacity automatic pistol, police said.

Condon will be arraigned in Quincy District Court on Wednesday morning.

Natalie Feulner can be reached at natalie.feulner@gmail.com.

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