SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – State Police captured a suspect wanted for assaulting and raping an ex-girlfriend and for kidnapping and assaulting a second ex-girlfriend.

According to a social media post by the Massachusetts State Police, 24-year-old Neftali Marcial-Matias of Springfield was wanted on two arrest warrants obtained by Springfield Police. The first came from Marcial-Matias physically assaulting and raping a former girlfriend on February 6th. The second warrant, involved a different former girlfriend, with Marcial-Matias allegedly locking that victim in his basement against her will and physically abusing her for approximately two weeks. State and local police and members of the task force attempted to locate Marcial-Matias at several addresses with no results.

On Tuesday, investigators found information that Marcial-Matias was in the area of 29 Genesee Street. Troopers, officers, and task force members went to the address and found Marcial-Matias sleeping in a first-floor bedroom and arrested him.

While arresting him, team members observed half-packs of heroin and a firearm magazine in plain view. A search warrant was conducted and officers found a ghost gun, a second firearm which was reported stolen out of Connecticut, approximately 80 rounds of ammunition, nine half-packs of heroin (approximately 450 bags), approximately 52 individual bags of heroin, and a firearm magazine.

Credit: Springfield Police Department

Marcial-Matias has been charged with the following:

  • Arrest Warrant
    • Rape
    • Threat to Commit a Crime
    • Assault & Battery
  • Arrest Warrant
    • Kidnapping
    • Threat to Commit a Crime
    • Strangulation or Suffocation
    • Witness Intimidation
    • Malicious Destruction of Property Less than $1200
    • Assault & Battery
  • Default Warrant
    • Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class A Drug
    • Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class B Drug
  • Firearm Violation with 2 Prior Violent/Drug Crimes
  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony (Two Counts)
  • Possession of a Firearm without a FID Card (Two Counts)
  • Improper Storage of a Firearm (Two Counts)
  • Receiving Stolen Property Less than $1200
  • Possession of a High Capacity Magazine/Feeding Device
  • Possession of Ammunition without a FID Card
  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute a Class A Drug