WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – 22News obtained court documents regarding Westfield murder suspect Vadym Misiruk’s criminal past. The 19-year-old is accused of killing 17-year-old Nazar Tkach, of Southwick, on Wednesday.
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August 2018 – Vadym Misiruk arrested for assault and battery
According to court documents, an officer was called to the Misiruk’s home in Westfield on August 17, 2018, after Misiruk and his brother got into a fight.
“On 8/17/2018 at approximately 22:03, I was dispatched to a domestic at [address]. Two brothers were reportedly having a physical altercation.”
September 2018 – Vadym Misiruk arrested on assault and battery, disorderly conduct charges
According to court documents, an officer was flagged down by a girl who claimed she had been assaulted:
“On September 22, 2018, at approximately 20:40 hours the defendant did, in fact, commit an indecent A&B on the victim by slapping her rear end twice and grabbing her right breast.”
The officer goes on to say that Misiruk became combative with him during their interaction and during the booking process.
October 2018 – Vadym Misiruk arrested for assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest
According to the court documents, an officer was called to a home on Western Circle after Misiruk showed up uninvited.
“Yaroslav Khomichuk , the owner, and Diana Khomichuk stated that Vadym Mirisuk was in an argument and fight with Yaroslav Khomichuk.”
The officer goes on to say that Misiruk spit on four officers while resisting arrest.
September 2019 – Vadym Misiruk arrested on murder charge
According to court documents, Misiruk and victim Nazar Tkach got in an argument in a car.
“Misiruk further admitted that he had gone into the woods after [redacted] and come out of the woods with a knife in his hand and blood on his hands that was not there before he went into the woods.”
The officer goes on to say that Misiruk said he went back to the victim the day after and “sliced a piece of meat” out of his leg.
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