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Belchertown resident arrested in alleged home invasion in Townhouses

By Nick Bush

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The Amherst Police Department announced on Tuesday, Oct. 26, the arrest of Belchertown resident Jayson Stinson following an alleged altercation in the Townhouse Apartments on Sunday, Oct. 25. According to a press release distributed by the Amherst Police yesterday, officers responded to a home invasion at 39 Townhouse Apartments at 3:58 p.m. Sunday, and found evidence that 26-year-old suspect Stinson had entered the apartment of a Townhouse resident and his girlfriend, and threatened the two 20-year-olds with a knife later recovered by police.

 

The suspect went on to allegedly smash the windows of the female’s car with a metal chair, before fleeing the scene prior to the police’s arrival. Stinson was located by police at Colonial Apartments on 5:19 p.m. on Sunday, and he was subsequently arrested according to the Amherst Police press release. He remains in prison on $1,000 cash bail following his arraignment in Eastern Hampshire District Court on charges of home invasion, breaking and entering, and malicious destruction of property over $250.

 —Nick Bush, Collegian Staff

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