WHITE RIVER JUNCTION - A fugitive who caused whole neighborhoods in Walpole, Massachusetts to lock their doors the past couple of nights was captured without incident at the Haven in White River Junction over the noon hour.
Ian Crowley, 31, who allegedly struck his mother multiple times with a meat tenderizer on Wednesday evening, apparently spent the night in White River Junction Thursday before authorities realized he was in the area and began an intensive search under bridges and along railroad tracks around the downtown.
Crowley was spotted returning to the Haven and a half dozen police officers and detectives swooped in and took him into custody just before 12:30 p.m.
Helicopters and several teams with police dogs had been looking all around Walpole for the past two nights after police in Massachusetts were alerted to the attack and the fact that Crowley had fled on foot. Extra patrols were added to city streets and schools in Walpole put extra security precautions in place.
The last sighting of Crowley was in Massachusetts on Wednesday evening when a store surveillance camera captured images of him shopping for women's headbands.
Police in Massachusetts said Crowley is "known to have mental health issues" and there were reports that he had been spotted walking through White River Junction on Thursday in what appeared to be pajamas while carrying a teddy bear.
Crowley is expected to be arraigned as a fugitive from justice on Monday afternoon at the courthouse in White River Junction.
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