Fugitive wanted for firearms, drugs is arrested in Norton

The fugitive was arrested after a pursuit by car and on foot.

BOSTON (AP) — State police have arrested a fugitive wanted on firearms and drug charges after a pursuit by car and on foot.

Thomas Holland, of Taunton, was arrested Friday in Norton. The car’s driver, Brittany Pasternak, of Somerset, was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and malicious destruction of property.

Holland’s wanted in connection with a September shooting in Manchester, New Hampshire; for waving a firearm at people on Taunton Green June 2 and then kicking in the door of an apartment while trying to evade arrest; and in connection crack cocaine Danvers Police recovered in a motel from which Holland had just fled on Aug. 1.


He was arrested in the Taunton incident. After making bail he failed to show up for his court arraignment.

It wasn’t known if Holland and Pasternak have lawyers.


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