Plymouth man charged in violent home assault, school officer injured during arrest

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PLYMOUTH — A Plymouth man was arrested on charges including assault to murder after a violent encounter where a father was attacked outside his home in Manomet, and a school resource officer was assaulted during a subsequent arrest attempt.

On the evening of Feb. 26, three individuals arrived at a residence with the intention of assaulting a young man inside.

The homeowner, upon confronting the group, was met by 19-year-old Brodric Mason, who allegedly brandished a handgun and threatened the father while wearing a ski mask.

The father attempted to disarm Mason and was severely beaten with the weapon, sustaining significant injuries and permanent disfigurement.

Following an investigation, authorities located the 17-year-old driver, an accomplice from Scituate, at Plymouth South High School.

When officers attempted to arrest him, he violently resisted, elbowing Plymouth South Middle School Resource Officer Travis Eliason in the face.

Both Sergeant Keith Larson and Officer Eliason were involved in the apprehension.

Detectives then traced Mason to a downtown Plymouth residence where he was arrested without further incident by Detectives Shaw, Mason, and Officer Hackett.

A “pepper ball” gun, similar in weight and feel to a real firearm and believed to be used in the assault, was recovered.

Mason faces charges of assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery with serious bodily injury, and mayhem.

The 17-year-old has been charged as a delinquent for accessory after the fact, mayhem, assault and battery with serious bodily injury, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police officer.

The third suspect, a 12-year-old from Plymouth, has been identified, and charges are under consideration for his role in the incident.

Officer Eliason, having sustained an injury during the arrest, chose not to take time off and has returned to duty at Plymouth South Middle School.

The school community was not exposed to any danger during the arrest, and parents were informed of the incident via email by school administration.

Chief Flynn commended the officers and detectives for their exceptional police work and recognized Plymouth South School Resource Officer Alex Smolinsky and Detective Robert Shaw for their critical contributions to the investigation.

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