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No Bail for Home Invasion Suspect

May 15, 2019

LOWELL — A man facing eight criminal charges for allegedly forcing his way into a Chelmsford apartment with a gun while dressed in “UPS-style” clothing on May 9 has been ordered held without bail.

The no-bail decision was made in Lowell District Court on Tuesday following a dangerousness hearing for 45-year-old Cedric Edwards, of Dorchester, according to Elizabeth Vlock, a spokesperson for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

Edwards is charged with armed home invasion, armed assault on a dwelling, assault and battery, strangulation, commission of a felony while armed, possession of a large-capacity firearm, possession of a large-capacity feeding device and possession of ammunition.

Edwards was arraigned on the charges in Lowell General Hospital earlier this week. He ended up at the hospital after he complained of a rapid heart rate while in custody of the Chelmsford police. He has since been released from the hospital.

Assistant District Attorney Gregory Galizio said during Edwards’ arraignment that the victim saw Edwards at his door wearing a “UPS-type outfit” holding a package on the morning of May 9.

When the victim opened the door, Edwards allegedly pulled out a handgun and put the victim in a headlock. The victim told police that he thought he was going to pass out before a neighbor heard the scuffle and Edwards fled the scene.

Edwards was later tracked down by police and the “UPS-type” clothing was found, Galizio said.

Edwards will reappear in Lowell District Court for a probable cause hearing June 11.

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LOWELL — A man facing eight criminal charges for allegedly forcing his way into a Chelmsford apartment with a gun while dressed in “UPS-style” clothing on May 9 has been ordered held without bail.

The no-bail decision was made in Lowell District Court on Tuesday following a dangerousness hearing for 45-year-old Cedric Edwards, of Dorchester, according to Elizabeth Vlock, a spokesperson for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.

Edwards is charged with armed home invasion, armed assault on a dwelling, assault and battery, strangulation, commission of a felony while armed, possession of a large-capacity firearm, possession of a large-capacity feeding device and possession of ammunition.

Edwards was arraigned on the charges in Lowell General Hospital earlier this week. He ended up at the hospital after he complained of a rapid heart rate while in custody of the Chelmsford police. He has since been released from the hospital.

Assistant District Attorney Gregory Galizio said during Edwards’ arraignment that the victim saw Edwards at his door wearing a “UPS-type outfit” holding a package on the morning of May 9.

When the victim opened the door, Edwards allegedly pulled out a handgun and put the victim in a headlock. The victim told police that he thought he was going to pass out before a neighbor heard the scuffle and Edwards fled the scene.

Edwards was later tracked down by police and the “UPS-type” clothing was found, Galizio said.