From the Wareham Police Department:
Acting Police Chief John Walcek reports that wanted fugitive 24-year-old Anthony J. Vieira was arrested by Wareham Police this morning following a “violent struggle with officers.”
Officers began their search for Vieira on Tuesday, Jan. 29, after he failed to appear in Wareham District Court. In that time, Law enforcement officials report that Vieira committed several new felonies in both Wareham and in Fall River. An arrest warrant was issued by Fall River Police.
Vieira is suspected of breaking and entering into two Wareham jewelry stores back in October of 2018, allegedly stealing over $1,200 worth of property alongside 21 year-old Erin Pardi of Wareham.
Vieira was first arrested in connection to the jewelry store robberies on Nov. 4 after he allegedly led police on a foot chase near the Woods of Wareham housing complex.
A day later on Nov. 5, the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office requested Vieira be held on $10,000 bail.
This amount was rejected by Judge Edward Sharkansky, who reduced Vieira’s bail to $3,500. Vieira reportedly made bail in early December and was released.