Carlos Perez is placed into a waiting ambulance at the conclusion of a four-hour armed standoff. (WHAV News photograph.)
Another alleged accomplice of the man who holed himself up in a Franklin Street basement last month, was arrested Friday and charged in connection with a robbery at a Main Street hair salon.
Haverhill police, with the help of Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, brought in Louis Jones, 41, of Methuen, on a warrant, charging him with armed robbery while masked. He was arrested at the Haverhill police station Friday, just before 8 a.m. Police allege Jones helped Carlos Perez, 37, of Bradford, rob Europa Hair Designs, 749 Main St.
Perez has also been charged in connection with the robbery and, with the help of another alleged accomplice, Brandon Lucia, in the robberies of Dunkin’ Donuts, 407 Amesbury Road, and Tire Warehouse, 773 River St. Perez and Lucia were also charged with breaking and entering at night, malicious destruction of property and theft of an ATM at Lucky’s Pizza, 251 Primrose St.; and attempted break at One Stop Market, 651 Broadway.
Lucia, 24, 67 Franklin St., was arrested Jan. 19, at his home by Haverhill and Massachusetts State Police. Police first arrested Lucia 10 days earlier—the same day Carlos Perez barricaded himself in the basement of a single-family house at 71 Franklin St.
On the afternoon of Jan. 9, Detective Glen Fogarty attempted to arrest Perez for the doughnut shop robbery. Police said Perez pulled a handgun out of his waistband, threatened Fogarty and fled. He was then cornered after he entered the basement of the home through a bulkhead and a four-hour standoff ensued.
Perez was held without bail and his case is scheduled for a probable cause hearing March 1.