Members of the BPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Team Locate Dangerous Felon in Stoughton

 

Members of the BPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Team Locate Dangerous Felon in Stoughton: After two years of searching for the suspect who attempted to burn down the home of an ex-girlfriend and later shot a man, today, Tuesday, January 3, 2017, members of the BPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Team located James Stewart, 32, of Brockton. Stewart, who was wanted on both active and default warrants including Arson of a Dwelling, Willful & Malicious Destruction of Property, Assault & Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, was found in Stoughton. In March of 2012, the suspect was charged for setting fire to a home in the area of 7 James Street in Roxbury. In December of 2014, the suspect was charged for shooting a man in the area of 77 Bowdoin Ave in Dorchester. Said Commissioner William Evans: “As this arrest shows, my officers never stop, never quit and never give up until they get their man. Be it a day, a month or – as it was in the case of Mr. Stewart - two years, the search continues until the suspect is found. I want to commend my officers for their hard work and dedication. Thanks to them, a dangerous individual is off the streets and our city’s a safer place because of it.”