Acting Chief Stephen Chaput wishes to thank members of the Michigan State Police and Middlesex Sheriff’s Office for their help locating a man who fled the state after he was released from custody last month.
MICHAEL FLOYD, AGE 32, OF DRACUT was taken into custody on Sept. 30 and will be transported back to Massachusetts next week.
FLOYD was arrested and charged by the Dracut Police Department in March, and held at the Middlesex County jail until mid-September when the defendant filed a COVID-19 motion for a reduction of bail. That motion was granted by the court and the defendant was released on conditions that he wear a GPS monitoring device, stay away from the victim and reside in an approved residence. A GPS monitoring device was placed on his ankle; however, FLOYD allegedly cut off the device and fled the state on Sept. 16.
The Dracut Police Department worked with members of the Michigan State Police and Middlesex Sheriff’s Office, and were able to determine that FLOYD was in Buchanan, Michigan based IP address information from Facebook regarding his account. FLOYD went to Michigan after being notified about the criminal investigation back in March as well.
FLOYD was taken into custody without incident by Michigan State Police and is being held at the Berrien County Jail pending extradition to Massachusetts. He was indicted in the initial case over the summer.
“We are grateful to have supportive law enforcement partners both in Massachusetts and in Michigan,” Chief Chaput said. “They were instrumental in locating Michael Floyd and for the relatively quick resolution of this search.”
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.