Friday, April 15, 2016

Salem Police Arrest Jeremiah Wooden

Today at approximately 3:15 pm, Jeremiah F. Wooden, the suspect in the attempted murder of a Salem Police Officer on Thursday night, April 14th, was arrested, without incident, on Park Street in Lynn by Salem Police Detectives, Lynn Police Officers, and the Massachusetts State Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit. The arrest of Wooden occurred after Detectives and MSP followed several leads to Lynn.

After being booked at the Salem Police Headquarters, he was transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility pending arraignment in Salem District Court on Tuesday, April 19th for the following charges:

  • Armed Assault with intent to Murder
  • Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
  • Attempted Assault and Battery with a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm during a Felony
  • Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Operating after License suspended, subsequent offense
  • Assault by Dangerous Weapon

"This is another outstanding effort by our police department working together with the Mass State Police, Boston Police, Malden Police, Lynn Police, and Salem State University Police, who used tremendous skills and experience in tracking down the suspect. Valuable information from our community, once again, provided us the opportunity to remove now two violent criminals from our City streets", stated Chief Mary Butler.