Duxbury home invasion suspect ordered held without bail

PLYMOUTH — A 19-year-old Oklahoma man was ordered held without bail after being arraigned today on numerous charges for allegedly trying to break into a Duxbury home Monday night and shooting at police officers who chased him.

Plymouth, MA 05/22/12 A 19 yr old Oklahoma man, Brett T. Roderick was arraigned today in Plymouth District Court on multiple charges including attempted home invasion in Duxbury and shooting at police during a chase. He was held without bail. ( George Rizer for the Boston Globe) Brian Ballou story.
Brett T. Roderick at his arraignment (George Rizer for the Boston Globe).

Brett Trevor Roderick faces charges that include armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Plymouth District Judge Brian Gilligan set a dangerousness hearing for Friday.

A Massachusetts state trooper and other officers captured Roderick early this morning in a bog in Duxbury.

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Police said a masked man tried to break into an off-duty Duxbury police officer’s home on Deer Path Road about 10:45 p.m. Monday. The officer quickly slammed the door and called for backup.

As other officers arrived and chased the man into the woods, the suspect fired several shots at the officers but no one was hit, police said.

After a manhunt lasting several hours, the suspect was found in the bog off Route 3 South near the Temple Street overpass at 1:48 a.m, said State Police spokesman David Procopio. He said a pistol holster was found in the general area around 3 a.m.

Trooper Allison Powell heard and then spotted the suspect in a swamp off Route 3, Procopio said. He said the trooper, along with Duxbury police officers, took the man into custody.

Prosecutor Douglas Humphrey said Roderick had previously been convicted in Oklahoma of an armed robbery, and was on parole for that crime.

Police said they believe Roderick was the only assailant. Search teams are in the area of the arrest looking for evidence.

Defense attorney Dennis Scollins said his client was in Duxbury and felt like he was being followed, so he ran.

“He denies having anything, and he denies doing anything illegal,” Scollins said.