Everett man involved in standoff held
MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — An Everett man charged with engaging in a five-hour standoff with police on Christmas Day has been ordered held without bail pending a hearing to determine if he is a danger to the community.
Mark Lavoine was arraigned Monday on charges of discharging a firearm within 50 feet of a building and disorderly conduct. A plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf.
Police responded to reports of shots fired at a home on Friday. They say the 53-year-old Lavoine barricaded himself inside.
Police finally shot canisters of pepper spray into the house and detained Lavoine. Prosecutors say he had 20 legally owned guns.
Lavoine’s home burned down after his arrest.
His attorney says there isn’t enough evidence to go forward with the case.
A dangerousness hearing is set for Wednesday.