SHREWSBURY, Mass. — A Grafton man arrested in Shrewsbury after being caught by a K-9 unit was arraigned Monday in Westborough District Court faced a new charge of making a death threat, court records show.
Thomas F. Hussey, 44, of 58 Londonberry Road, has been charged with the mistreatment or interference of a police dog or horse, assault and battery on a police officer, disturbing the peace and driving with a suspended license, according to court records. In his report, Officer Jason Palmatier wrote that Hussey "did mistreat a canine unit with violence."
Bail was set at $2,500 cash or $25,000 surety.
On Monday, a new charge of threatening to commit a crime was filed against Hussey, and bail on the new charge was set at $100. According to court records, Hussey allegedly threatened to kill a Grafton woman. No further information was available.
Hussey had been wanted on a warrant on a charge of violating his probation in relation to an assault and battery conviction in Grafton.
Shrewsbury police said Hussey had a "violent criminal history" criminal history and was likely armed when they searched for him near Lake Quinsigamond the night of Aug. 14. He was tracked down in a swampy area off South Quinsigamond Avenue with the aid of Officer Chad Chysna and his German shepherd Buzzy, police said.