Just after midnight on Monday March 18th, Southbridge Police was dispatched to 28 Village Drive to investigate the report of a disturbance.
When police arrived, they found 43 year old Nathan Lynch screaming in the hallway. Police say when they tried to have a conversation with him, he became combative and assaulted a police officer.
A struggle ensued during which time the man attempted to flee the building on foot. During a chase, police say the suspect was trying to reach into his pocket to grab an unknown object. Officers also watched him throw something to the ground.
Lynch was apprehended after police deployed a taser causing the suspect to fall to the ground.
During a search of his possessions, two knives, $200 dollars in cash, numerous clear plastic sandwich baggies with missing corners commonly used to package narcotics for distribution and an amount of marijuana were recovered. Officers also recovered a glass container that was thrown by LYNCH containing approximately 22 grams of suspected crack cocaine packaged for distribution.
Lynch was placed under arrest and charged with trafficking in cocaine (subsequent offense), assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, carrying a dangerous weapon and for numerous other charges.
Bail was set at $10,000 and Lynch was held pending his arraignment in Dudley District Court on Monday morning.