Wendell murder suspect arrested after five day manhunt


ORANGE, Mass. (WWLP) – Lewis Starkey III was arrested Sunday morning in Orange after a five day manhunt and is being held on $1-million bail.

Orange police spotted his red vehicle. It’s the same car he was driving the night he allegedly killed his girlfriend, 48-year old Amanda Glover, at the home they shared at 179 West Street in Wendell early Wednesday morning.

Glover’s son alerted police that Starkey shot his mother with a shotgun and then fled.

Kathleen Hamlett of Orange told 22News, “I kinda have the goosebumps, yeah, it’s scary. I guess they’re everywhere. I don’t know. I kinda at a loss for words.”

Starkey’s crime spree didn’t just end in Wendell. According to Chicopee police, he drove nearly an hour to his job in Chicopee at Specialized Trucking Company, where police said he fired a blast from a shotgun at his co-worker, who was behind a pane of glass.

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Chicopee Police Office Mike Wilk told 22News that the victim, a night manager, was hospitalized after suffering wounds to his face and neck from pieces of shattered glass, but is expected to be okay.

A community now relieved, following Starkey’s arrest.

Bill of Chicopee told 22News, “It’s relieving that he is caught.”

Starkey is being held at the Franklin County jail on several charges, including murder, armed assault with intent to murder, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

According to the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, Starkey will be arraigned in Orange District Court on Monday.

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