Posted by Marcia Dick August 15, 2011 05:00 PM
Gerald Sullivan, 38, was arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on charges of murder, home invasion (2 counts), armed assault to murder, armed assault to rob, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, possession of a firearm as an armed career criminal, possession of ammunition as an armed career criminal, and being a habitual criminal (5 counts).
Middlesex Superior Court Judge Thomas Billings ordered Sullivan held without bail and ordered him not to have any contact with the victims in the case.
His next court is Sept. 15 for a pretrial hearing.
According to the charges, on Feb. 18 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Medford Police received a 911 call for a robbery in progress from a woman who resided at 55B Jerome St When they arrived, officers observed the female 911 caller, and two victims with obvious injuries.
The two victims were transported to the hospital. One of them, Johnny Hatch, 37, who also resided at the home, died as a result of his injuries. The second victim survived despite serious injuries.
It is alleged that the victims and the woman were inside their home when there was a knock on the door. When the second victim opened the door, two masked men pushed through the doorway and immediately demanded money and jewelry. A struggle ensued and the armed defendant is alleged to have shot both victims.
Medford Police and State Police began an immediate investigation ans as a result of processing the crime scene, found items that were subsequently tested for DNA. The same profile was extracted from three items, and that profile was run through the national Combined DNA Index System. Sullivan was allegedly matched to the evidence.
The defendant was arrested on July 12 in New York after completing a federal parole violation sentence, according to authorities.
A second suspect in the Medford incident is still being sought. Anyone with information is asked to contact Medford Police at 781-391-6767 or State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office at 781-897-6600.