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Lowell Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Motel Caswell Incident

Police allegedly witnessed Nicholas Chappell attempting to strangle a woman after throwing a rock through the motel window to gain access.

Nicholas Chappell, 45, of Lowell. Photo: Tewksbury Police Department
Nicholas Chappell, 45, of Lowell. Photo: Tewksbury Police Department
A Lowell man faces multiple charges includes attempted murder after Tewksbury Police tased him upon finding the man allegedly assaulted a man and attempted to strangle his wife.

Police said that at about 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, officers were called to Motel Caswell for a report of a domestic disturbance, malicious damage to property and assault and battery.

Upon arrival, officers encountered a man who was bleeding from the face. The man told responding officers that he and a female friend were inside a rented room when the friend's husband threw a rock through the window.

After the rock shattered the window, the man allegedly gained access to the room and physically assaulted the second man, who fled the room.

While police approached the room, they noticed glass on the sidewalk. Officers then allegedly saw a man on top of a woman on the bed with his forearm against her neck.

Believing the man was attempting to strangle the victim, the officer fired his taser. The taser struck the man in the back and caused him to release the woman, police said.

Following the incident, police arrested Nicholas Chappell, 45, whose last known address is 94 Rock Street, Lowell.

Chappell was charged with attempted murder, domestic assault and battery, assault and battery, breaking and entering in the nighttime for a felony, and malicious destruction of property over $250.
Dirk Anderson April 10, 2014 at 10:08 AM
An attempted murder. Or as the call it at Caswell: Wednesday
Matt Schooley April 10, 2014 at 11:47 AM
Hi Rusty, When incidents are noteworthy I do include them in the logs. To be honest, there have been less Caswell incidents in recent months than in my previous experience. But as I said, when there have been noteworthy incidents I include them. Matt
kristin martinez April 23, 2014 at 09:36 PM
The rude comments are not necessary. Just stating. Also, Mr. Schooley is there any more information about this anywhere else?
Daniel Bos April 23, 2014 at 10:32 PM
I know this person and an arm to the throat is more like your gong to listen to me versus strangeling, btw I had to stay at the caswell for two months 4 yrs ago and if they shut it down all the traffic will just relocate to motel six
Tewksbury2001 April 24, 2014 at 06:34 AM
then shut them both down. or one at a time.

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