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Man Accused of Attacking Ex-Girlfriend, Acquaintance With Wooden Crucifix

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    A Massachusetts man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend and an acquaintance with a wooden crucifix.

    Billerica police say Torrey Smith, 39, of Wilmington, was arrested overnight Wednesday on felony arrest warrants stemming from the Aug. 22 incident at a Billerica home.

    The charges on the warrants included breaking and entering, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and mayhem.

    Smith allegedly fled the home after attacking someone with the crucifix, which resulted in significant damage to the victim's nose, and was sought after by authorities since then.

    On Wednesday, around 2:30 a.m., a Billerica officer was investigating a vehicle infraction on Boston Road when he suspected that the vehicle's passenger was Smith.

    Smith allegedly provided the officer with a false name, but the officer was able to identify him as the suspect in the Aug. 22 assault.

    Smith was arrested on the warrants and booked at Billerica Police Department.

    He's due to be arraigned in Lowell District Court on Wednesday; it's unclear if he has an attorney.

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