A disturbance in the courtroom, as one of Massachusetts Most Wanted faces a judge. Phillip Depasquale was escorted into Barnstable District Court yesterday by a team of deputies. On the way in, he denied accusations that he kidnapped and robbed a 27-year-old disabled woman from Hopkinton.
Depasquale was arrested Tuesday after a police chase along Route 6 in Barnstable. His arrest came minutes after Bob Ward's initial report.
Police say Depasquale, 39, kidnapped a disabled woman on January 26th from her Hopkinton home. He forced her to drive in her own car to an ATM in Oxford and ordered her to withdraw money from her account.
Depesquale then drove the victim to an abandoned RV Trailer, tied her up and left her there as a severe snowstorm swept through the area. The victim was eventually able to free herself.
Depasquale has a long criminal history. He was convicted on manslaughter in 1995 for a stabbing death.
Depasquale was arrested after the stolen Nissan Altima he was driving crashed into a Barnstable Police cruiser setting off a chase. He later crashed into a tree and was captured.
In court yesterday, Depasquale was so disruptive a judge ordered him back to his cell until he calmed down. His next stop will be Dudley District Court, where he will be arraigned on the kidnapping and robbery charges.