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June 1, 2014

Men charged in disappearance of Avon man

AVON, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say two Massachusetts men have pleaded not guilty to kidnapping charges stemming from the New Year’s Day disappearance of an Avon man.

Forty-six-year-old Scott Morrison of Norfolk and 45-year-old Alfred Ricci of Canton were arraigned this week for allegedly kidnapping 37-year-old James Robertson.

The Norfolk District Attorney’s office announced on Friday that a judge ordered the suspects held on $200,000 cash bail. It was not immediately clear if the two men have attorneys.

Prosecutors said they could not release additional information on the case because the investigation into Robertson’s disappearance continues.

Still, the Brockton Enterprise reported in January that Robertson was last seen getting into a silver Toyota Camry.

A witness said the Robertson was seen with two men wearing handguns who displayed law enforcement badges.

1 dead, 1 injured in New Bedford shooting

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a shooting incident in New Bedford that has left one man dead and a second person in critical condition.

Police responding to shots fired found two victims outside a Collette Street home on Friday night.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s office yesterday identified the dead victim as 20-year-old Daniel Smith of New Bedford. Authorities declined to release the name of the second victim, saying only that it is a 25-year-old man who is now in critical condition. Authorities are asking anyone who may have seen anything or has any information about the shooting to contact police in New Bedford.

Prosecutors declined to release additional information, saying that the investigation is “extremely active and ongoing.”

N.H. woman sentenced in meth case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — One of five people charged in connection with a methamphetamine lab operating across the street from an elementary school in Northfield has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Twenty-seven-year-old Janell Dubreuil pleaded guilty on Friday to felony counts of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of a narcotic drug.

She was one of six people arrested during a raid at an apartment last December.

Charges have been dropped against one of the suspects.

A prosecutor says Dubreuil purchased ingredients on one known occasion but not manufacture the drug.

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