Jilted Boyfriend Charged With Breaking and Entering, Assault
Suspect allegedly sent threatening text messages to victims.
A 37-year-old Malden man is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly breaking into a Tewksbury home and assaulting one of the residents early Sunday morning.
Brian Driscoll, of 58 Myrtle St., Malden, is charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime with the intent to commit a felony, assault and battery and driving with a suspended license.
According to information provided by Tewksbury Police, it's a case of jealously, in the wake of a romantic relationship gone bad.
The incident began around 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 1 with a 911 call from a man at 20 Sycamore Drive, reporting a breaking and entering in progress.
As officers responded to the scene, the suspect, later identified as Driscoll, allegedly assaulted the man making the call to police and then fled the scene.
Investigating officers learned that Driscoll had allegedly been involved in a past dating relationship with one of the victims at the home.
The victims told police they were inside the house when they hear the doorbell ringing and could hear Driscoll yelling outside. They said Driscoll also allegedly started banging on the door, looking into the windows of the home using a flashlight and then placed a ladder against the side of the home to try and knock on a bedroom window.
One of the victims also said that during the ordeal they were also allegedly receiving threatening text messages from Driscoll. The victims told police Driscoll then began banging on the front door, trying to break it down.
According to the police report, the man then called 911 and the woman opened the door to the home to tell Driscoll to leave. Driscoll allegedly forced his way into the home and attacked the man on the phone before leaving he home.
Officers on their way to the scene saw a vehicle, "fleeing the area at a high rate of speed." Officers pulled over the car and identified Driscoll as the driver. When Driscoll was identified as the suspect in the break-in and assault, he was placed under arrest.