Police: Violent gun-toting, drug-selling perv taken down in Dorchester

Cherilus Boston Police report a city, state and federal effort to arrest a Dorchester man wanted on a variety of charges out of South Boston and Somerville.

Police say Rubenson Cherilus, 27, at first refused to surrender when police, troopers and marshals showed up at his 15 Brinsley St. residence around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday and was cuffed only after he threw a gun out a window and then engaged in "a violent struggle." Cherilus had been on the state probation department's top-ten wanted list.

Cherilus was wanted for indecent exposure and drug dealing in South Boston and drug dealing and armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and illegal possession of a gun in Somerville, along with various charges related to poor driving habits.

He was arraigned today in Dorchester District Court on new gun and career-criminal charges related to the Walther .380 semiautomatic handgun he allegedly threw out the window yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Judge James Coffey set $100,000 bail, but revoked his bail on earlier charges, the DA's office says.

Innocent, etc.

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