FALMOUTH - Falmouth police announced Wednesday, that an arrest has been made in connection with the armed home invasion that occurred on Sunday night. On Tuesday, officers served an arrest warrant at a Kompass Drive home in East Falmouth.
The suspect named in the arrest warrant was a 17-year-old police have declined to identify. According to a Falmouth police release, the suspect attempted to flee when the warrant was served and was apprehended after a short foot chase.
When caught, he reportedly had cocaine and marijuana in his possession in addition to a large quantity of cash. police said.
According to police, a search warrant was obtained for the teen's Kompass Drive home and officers found and seized more marijuana and cocaine along with drug paraphernalia. Police also reportedly found evidence linking the suspect to Sunday's home invasion. Police did not indicate if the seized drugs were related to the home invasion.
In addition to the drug possession charges incurred during his arrest, he was charged with home invasion while armed, assault to rob while armed, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm in a felony. The suspect was arraigned in Falmouth District Court Wednesday.
During the home invasion, a resident was reportedly assaulted and taken to the hospital before police arrived. According to the initial report from police, there were several armed home invaders.
Police did not say if they were searching for any other suspects.
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