Methuen Police Seek Info on Third Man Involved in Thursday Kidnapping and Armed Robbery

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Methuen Police are looking for a third person after arresting and charging a man and woman with armed robbery and kidnapping Thursday night.

Twenty-five-year-old Eric Deugarte and 24-year-old Meghan Wood, both of Methuen, were both charged with armed robbery and kidnapping, according to Mayor Neil Perry and Police Chief Joseph Solomon. Deugarte was also charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit a crime.

The third person is described as an adult light-skinned black male with a long ponytail, weighing approximately 155 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call Methuen Police at 978-983-8752.

Shortly after 10 p.m., Thursday night, Methuen Police were dispatched to a home on Oakland Avenue after receiving a report of an armed robbery. The unnamed victim told police he had been robbed by two men and a woman. He said he initially invited Wood to his home, but when she arrived, he was allegedly forced at gunpoint by two men into a white SUV. While in the car, driven by Wood, the man said he was physically assaulted, threatened and robbed of his personal belongings.

He was allowed to leave the SUV and later called police. He declined medical treatment.

Officers later saw the SUV, pulled it over on Tuscany Drive and arrested Deugarte and Wood. They were arraigned Friday at Lawrence District Court and ordered held without bail pending dangerousness hearings scheduled for June 10.

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