Stoughton man accused of attempted murder
STOUGHTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- Mark Crean, of Stoughton, is charged with attempted murder and kidnapping after police say the 49-year-old held his girlfriend captive for a month in her Bridgewater home.
According to a police report, by the time the woman got help, she had a facial fracture, fractured ribs, fractures in her back, and bruises all over her body.
Crean is accused of repeatedly abusing the woman and binding her by the ankles, feet, and neck with a wire.
Police say he drugged her and also attempted to strangle her by putting a plastic bag over her head.
The woman told police it started a month ago at her boyfriend's Stoughton business. She says he had spent the day drinking there before he took her back to her house where she was kept for a month.
Crean's neighbors at a Stoughton apartment complex say they hadn't seen Crean for weeks.
Police say that while Crean kept his girlfriend in her home, he monitored her phone, controlling all of her calls and texts.
“I find it scary in a little town like Bridgewater. You know somebody didn't see it happening or know something?” one woman said.
Crean is currently being held without bail. He will soon face a judge for a dangerousness hearing.