Fitchburg Man Held As Danger in Assault
Sentinel & Enterprise Staff Report
FITCHBURG -- The man wanted by police for allegedly threatening to kill a woman known to him, her family and himself during a domestic incident on Monday was deemed dangerous during a hearing Wednesday and ordered held without bail for 120 days, according to court documents.
On Monday, police were called to 81 Summit St., for a report of the domestic disturbance. When officers arrived, said police, they learned that Sanderson Cuevas, 22, of the same address, had allegedly threatened the individuals involved with a handgun and had then fled.
State and city police officers searched for him Monday in Fitchburg and at an address in Lunenburg but had no success.
On Tuesday, Cuevas turned himself in at the Leominster Police Department without incident.
According to police, the dispute began when the 28-year-old woman locked Cuevas out of the house. An argument ensued escalating to the point where the woman demanded that either he was leaving the house, or she was with their 1-month-old baby.
The woman went to a second-floor apartment and then returned a few minutes later to retrieve some of the baby’s clothes and car seat, said police.
Cuevas, the woman told police, became “angrier” and then pulled a handgun, chambered a round, and put it against the victim’s forehead.
That is when, the woman told police, he threatened to kill her, her family and then himself if she attempted to leave the residence.
When police arrived, the victims and Cuevas had fled, said the victim.
Cuevas was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of ammunition without an FID card, and threat to commit a crime.
A probable cause hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 5 and Cuevas is eligible for release on May 5.
During his arraignment in District Court Wednesday, Cuevas pleaded not guilty, according to court documents.