Suspect wanted for allegedly trying to stab Revere officer with a syringe turned himself in

The Medford man had four outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Michael Gouthro, the suspect wanted for allegedly trying to stab a Revere police officer with a syringe earlier this month, turned himself in to Revere police Monday morning, according to Lt. Amy O’Hara of the Revere Police Department.

Michael Gouthro turned himself in to Revere police Monday. Murphy was arrested last week. —Revere Police Department

The unnamed officer stopped Gouthro on Park Avenue in the city on Feb. 18. Gouthro “attempted to stab the officer with a syringe,’’ before speeding away, police said.

The officer pursued Gouthro into Chelsea, where he crashed into a utility pole and suffered serious but non-fatal injuries. Gouthro, 44, of Medford, had four outstanding warrants for his arrest, and was accompanied by Jacqueline Murphy, 32, of Revere, according to police. Murphy had one outstanding warrant for her arrest. The pair was in a two-door Honda Accord with a stolen Massachusetts plate, police said.


Police arrested Murphy on Feb. 22 after a trooper attempted to stop a stolen Buick LeSabre on Route 1 south in Saugus and it sped off. Police believe the driver of the car was Gouthro. Minutes after speeding off, the stolen vehicle crashed into another car on the Lynn Fells Parkway, according to police. The male driver fled the scene and police found Murphy inside the car and arrested her.

Gouthro was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on Monday. He was held on $100,000 cash bail on the Revere charges. He was also held without bail as a fugitive from justice in New Hampshire, where he is wanted for a parole violation, and in Florida, where he is wanted for a probation violation, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

His next court date is April 22. Information about his attorney was not immediately available.

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