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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

What the Heck Were You Thinking

EAST FALMOUTH — A 22-year-old man is scheduled to go to trial this month after he allegedly tried to rob a law enforcement officer's house but was caught by the officer himself.

An off-duty law enforcement officer returned to his East Falmouth home shortly after noon Friday and found a window screen removed and the window pried open, according to police reports. When he entered the house, the officer said he found Jordan C. Medeiros, 23, inside, carrying the officer's Smith & Wesson .45-caliber service weapon and a bag of ammunition, the police said.

Medeiros pointed the gun in the officer's direction, the police report states, but then threw both the weapon and the ammunition on the kitchen table and fled the house.

The officer grabbed the gun and took chase, the police said. He caught Medeiros a few blocks away and held him at bay at gunpoint until Falmouth police officers arrived and put Medeiros under arrest.

Medeiros, of East Wareham, was arrested Friday and faces eight criminal charges: breaking and entering in the daytime with the intent of committing a felony leaving a person in fear; larceny of a firearm; possessing a large-capacity firearm; possessing ammunition without a firearm identification card; assault with a dangerous weapon, specifically a handgun; receiving stolen property valued at more than $250; larceny of less than $250; and possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.

Medeiros pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday in Falmouth District Court.

He is being held without bail at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility pending the outcome of a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Thursday. He's scheduled to have a bench trial Aug. 28, court records state.


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