R.I. man arrested after crashing stolen vehicle, tasing West Bridgewater police officers and K9

Jesse Marinaro allegedly stunned the K9 dog with an officer's stolen taser repeatedly before police subdued him.

A fugitive from Rhode Island is facing multiple charges after a chaotic crash and police pursuit in which he allegedly stole a police officer’s taser and fired it at officers and a police dog in West Bridgewater, police said.

Jesse Marinaro, 30, of Providence, is due to be arraigned Friday in Brockton District Court on two counts of being a fugitive from justice in Rhode Island, assault and battery on a police dog, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering in the daytime and numerous other charges, police said.

West Bridgewater police received multiple reports around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday of a man who appeared to be passing in and out of consciousness while driving , the statement said. Officers found Marinaro, who was allegedly driving a stolen gray Toyota, weaving in and out of lanes near the intersection of Manley and West Streets.


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