Suspect wanted on 6 warrants arrested after search near Charlton Plaza on Mass Pike


WORCESTER, Mass. (WWLP) – State Police have arrested the suspect that attempted to run from police near the Charlton rest stop on the Mass Pike Tuesday morning.

According to a news release from Dave Procopio from the Massachusetts State Police, at around 8 a.m. the suspect, who has been identified as 29-year-old Luis Morales of Lowell, ran into the woods near the Charlton Plaza on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Several Troopers created a perimeter while searching for the man, along with MSP K-9 Units.

MAP: Charlton Plaza

About an hour after the initial investigation started, a SUV Morales ran from that had left the area was located at Walmart off Route 146 in Worcester. The woman driver was held for questioning.

After investigating for over two hours, the search was called off without Morales being found. He was tracked down and arrested Tuesday afternoon at an apartment in Lowell. Morales was wanted on six separate warrants, including two for armed robbery and related firearms charges.

Correction: State Police had previously said the suspect was wanted for attempted murder but stated later Tuesday that was not correct.

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