Luther Gorahkov, Morrill assault suspect, turns self in

By Collegian News Staff

Luther Gorahkov, the University of Massachusetts who is suspected of assaulting two female students at Morrill Science Building III Friday Oct. 15, turned himself into Holyoke police at 10 p.m. Monday night.

Patrick Archibald, deputy chief of the UMass police department, described the method Gorahkov used to turn himself in as, “unorthodox.” Gorahkov confessed to a police officer detailing the Holyoke Crossing Mall that he was wanted by the UMPD.

The officer arrested Gorahkov on the UMPD warrant and brought him to the Holyoke district court and then transferred to the district court of Belchertown.

Two UMPD detectives questioned Gorahkov in Holyoke.

Gorahkov was arraigned at the Northampton house of corrections where he underwent a mental health evaluation.

Gorahkov will be held at the house of corrections until Friday when a dangerousness hearing will take place. The hearing will determine whether it is safe to release the suspect into the community while his case makes its way through the court system.

The UMPD has released a shot of the two assaults since the incident and Gorahkov was identified as the suspect in the video.

Gorahkov was arrested on charges of assault with intent to rape, attempted kidnapping and other charges.

-Collegian News Staff