A New Hampshire man accused of severely beating a woman following a minor car crash in Massachusetts has been arrested, authorities announced Tuesday.
Massachusetts State Police troopers and Manchester police officers arrested Joseph Falero, 37, of Manchester, at a city apartment Monday morning.
Falero was charged as a fugitive from justice and will be held in New Hampshire until his rendition to Massachusetts where he'll face charges of assault with intent to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon and motor vehicle violations.
The arrest resulted from an incident that played out on the side of Interstate 93 northbound in Methuen on Tuesday, March 6.
After the woman's car was sideswiped by a Honda Civic driven by Falero, both drivers exited their cars, according to police. When the female victim attempted to call police, Falero began severly beating her in the face, and when she fell to the ground, officials say Falero kicked the female victim in her face, neck and back.
As the woman began to lose consciousness, police say Falero fled before troopers arrived to the scene.
Police later recovered the suspect's Honda Civic abandoned in Manchester and an investigation led them to set up surveillance on the Manchester apartment Monday. Falero was taken into a custody a short time later.
No other information was immediately available. It's unclear if Falero has an attorney.