New Details Emerge In Brutal Beating On Compass Lane

Police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with the attack.

Tewksbury and State Police are hunting for the person or persons responsible for a brutal beating that left a Lowell man fighting for his life in a Boston Hospital.

The attack took place around 3 p.m. on Compass Lane, a small, residential, dead-end road off Shawsheen Street.

Police received a call that a man was lying unconscious in a driveway. The name of the victim has not been released but Fox 25 News and the Lowell Sun have both identified him as being a 27-year-old Lowell man.

The victim was first taken by ambulance to Lowell General Hospital and then flown by helicopter to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. His condition is not being released.

Police are releasing few details about the case, including what the Lowell man was doing on Compass Lane and what the motive might have been in the attack. However, FOX 25 is reporting their staff saw police picking up dozens of pills from off the ground from around where the victim was found.

Scanner chatter indicates the weapon used in the attack may have been a heavy tool such as a wrench.

No arrests have been made in the case but law enforcement officials have indicated that they have a suspect in mind and are searching for that person.

Tewksbury Patch will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

Bob September 28, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Melissa, with due respect the LAST thing we need is a "task force". Everything government gets involved in gets worse. See "war on drugs". What we need is for parents to turn off American Idol, the View and Ellen and stop trying to be their kids friends! I have made it very clear to my kids what drugs will do to them and what I will do to them if I find out they touched drugs. I point out articles all the time on the stupid doing stupid things while on drugs. I talk about it every chance I get. I tell my kids what my parents told me: If you use drugs, pray the police keep you locked up because if they let you go, I will get my hands on you! We also have dinner at the kitchen table every night as a family. I think this is the single greatest tool we as parents have. We get 45 minutes of undivided attention and discussion.
Honest Joe September 28, 2012 at 10:39 PM
With all due respect, I believe there is a bit of speculation, and alot of assumptions going on here in regards to this incident. Just because there were drugs found on the ground does not constitute a reason to believe that it was a drug deal gone bad. This is how rumors get started...........If you didn't see it with your own eyes, or hear it with your own ears then don't repeat it, cause you know what they say about assumptions........."ass-u-me"
Concerned mother September 29, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Thanks for the information Kathleen. I am glad the schools are recognizing what's going on and the need for education. Hopefully something will begin to change around here. I love this town been here forever and hope my kids can love it also.
Comment September 29, 2012 at 12:53 PM
The Tewksbury community education people used to put on a "drug class" (I forget what it was called). It was for parents only and it was very good, but it was over several weeks and I was unable to attend all of them. But what it did was show simple household items that you could find in your childs room and not think anything of, but that were indicative of drug activity. I read an article in Lowell Sun about a speaker that Bob Ware brought to Westford Academy who looked like would relate well with the kids. Maybe we could get that speaker as well?
Melissa Gleaton October 03, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Hi Kathy.. thanks so much for sharing this information. It needs to be widely publicized. I'm glad to hear that something is being done.


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