DA: Man arraigned as carpet thief, treated for broken kneecaps, after alleged partner drove off without him
A Dorchester man was arraigned on burglary charges yesterday in his hospital bed - where he is recuperating from injuries allegedly suffered when the cops found him and his partner in mid-theft and his partner drove off with him hanging onto the back of their pickup truck.
Charles Thompson, 46, and his alleged accomplice, still at large, were loading rugs from a business at 1 Design Center into the pickup around 9 p.m. on Sunday when a municipal security guard noticed them and the window they'd allegedly smashed and radioed for back up, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says:
In a marked cruiser, the officers responded to the area, at which point one man got into the driver’s seat and allegedly rammed the cruiser while the other - later identified as Thompson - jumped into the cargo bed. The driver allegedly rammed the cruiser again, backed into a wall, and accelerated away in the direction of Northern Ave.
Thompson, meanwhile, attempted to maintain his hold on the truck and was dragged through the parking lot before finally losing his grip. He suffered two broken knees and injuries to both wrists. Boston EMS transported him to Tufts Medical Center for his injuries.
The pickup is described as a 2009 or 2010 Dodge, with fresh damage to its front grill, bumper and driver's side window. If you see it, Boston Police would appreciate a call.
Thompson was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and malicious destruction of property. His bail was set at $5,000.