Hit-and-Run Suspect Caught at Residence After Shelter-in-Place

A hit-and-run suspect was captured at a residence after the crash prompted a shelter in place order Thursday afternoon in Charlton, Massachusetts.

Police had been looking for a man who was being sought for erratic driving. He eventually hit another car on Southbridge Road and ran away, police said.

The suspect, a 26-year-old Southbridge man, was arrested in a local homeowner's front yard in the 200 block of Carpenter Hill Road.

While watching their home surveillance system, the elderly couple, who did not want to be released, saw a strange man running around the property.

"I was watching him," said one of the homeowners. "He was very exhausted."

To make things worse, police had just asked the neighborhood to shelter in place after the suspect fled the scene of the crash.

"All of a sudden, it gives you the jitters," the resident said. "I just locked everything up."

He says his wife immediately called the police, who were there within minutes. They apprehended him with no problem.

The suspect is now facing a long list of charges, including driving without a license and operating a stolen vehicle.

The driver of the other car was transported to a local hospital, but no identity or condition was immediately known.

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