Police: Man out on bail after assault of woman, evading SWAT team 

  • Owen Parenteau Courtesy of Franklin Police

Monitor staff
Published: 7/8/2019 4:45:53 PM

A Franklin mechanic will have to wear an electronic monitoring device while out on bail after being arrested for throwing broken glass at a woman on the Fourth of July and barricading himself inside his home for seven hours while a SWAT team was outside.

Owen Parenteau, 38, was arraigned Friday at the Franklin Circuit Court on misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, as well as simple assault and false imprisonment, both domestic violence related. He was released on bail that afternoon.

Franklin police Chief David Goldstein said an intimate partner of Parenteau’s called 911 about 8 p.m. Thursday saying that she was being assaulted at 46 Woodrow Ave. Goldstein said operators could hear her crying on the phone and a man, later determined to be Parenteau, shouting and threatening her.

The Franklin and Tilton-Northfield police departments surrounded the house and the victim was able to escape. She was transported to Franklin Regional Hospital for a severe cut on her face, Goldstein said. Goldstein said the cut was caused by broken glass that was thrown at her during an argument.

Law enforcement attempted to make contact with Parenteau, who refused to leave the home. The state police’s SWAT team arrived and continued to try to make contact with Parenteau by loudspeaker outside the house, but he still refused. They were able to take him into custody after forcing him out of the house using tear gas, Goldstein said.

Parenteau ​​​​​​is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of the alleged assualt, police said. He is due in Franklin District Court on Aug. 12.




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