Man Accused of Vicious Attack on Woman Held on $15,000 Bail

Accused of beating, robbing, strangling alleged victim...
Roland Gervais, age 30, of Brighton faces multiple charges related to a "vicious" attack on a woman at the Rosewood Motel in Wareham. (WPD booking photo)

A 30-year-old Brighton man accused of beating, robbing and strangling a woman in Wareham’s Rosewood Motel on Sunday, July 29, is being held on $15,000 cash bail after his recent arrest.

Roland Gervais was arrested in Norfolk by two Wareham Police detectives, one State Police detective and a Walpole detective on Friday, Aug. 10, as a result of an “aggressive investigation,” according to officials. He is charged with unarmed robbery, aggravated assault and battery and strangulation.

While the alleged attack, which was “vicious” and ended with serious injuries to the victim, occurred on July 29, police said the incident wasn’t reported until July 31.

Wareham Police report that Gervais was identified as a suspect after an investigation. A warrant for his arrest was issued on Aug. 8.

Officials said detectives from the three agencies met at the Walpole Police Station on Aug. 10 because Gervais was believed to be in the area. He was located soon after on Barnstable Road in Norfolk.

“As a result of the hard work of our detectives, a suspect was identified, a warrant was obtained, and the suspect was placed under arrest facing very serious felony charges,” said Acting Police Chief John Walcek. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on