Thursday, September 10, 2009

WSAR host Michael Herren facing assault with a dangerous weapon charge

The Herald News
Posted Sep 09, 2009 @ 07:30 PM
Last update Sep 09, 2009 @ 10:20 PM
FALL RIVER —

Talk radio host Michael Herren will be arraigned this month on charges he allegedly punched and tried to run over a 22-year-old neighbor with his car.

Herren, 38, of 39 Bond St., is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon — his car — and assault and battery.

A special prosecutor from the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office has been assigned to the case, the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said.

The Bristol County DA’s Office cited its relationship with WSAR, the radio station where Herren works, as its reason for assigning a special prosecutor to the case. Herren hosts a daily call-in show under his moniker, “The Hurricane.”

He will be summonsed into Fall River District Court on Sept. 30 to be arraigned on the charges, court officials said. He’s represented by city attorney Pamela Gauvin, who was not available for comment Wednesday.

Herren is charged with assaulting Shawn J. Marques of 811 Oak Grove Ave. on June 27.

Police said they responded to reports of a fight about 6 p.m. Marques, who lives a short distance away, said Herren punched him in the neck inside Herren’s home after the latter told him to come in. Marques said he was going door to door in the neighborhood, looking for work cutting lawns.

Herren’s explanation on Patrolman Scott Cabral’s report was that Marques broke into his home and he went downstairs and confronted the other man in his parlor. He told police he swung at Marques but missed him, and pushed him out of the house.

He denied driving his car at Marques, the report said.

Reached Wednesday, Herren alleged the man inside his home “was looking around trying to rob it.” Herren said he’d been robbed a month before the incident, and Marques’ explanation he was looking for lawn-cutting jobs did not ring true.

Herren said he called police about a break-in, and while waiting more than five minutes for police looked for the man in his car.

Police summonsed Marques into court on a misdemeanor charge of breaking and entering. A District Court clerk said a magistrate’s hearing was held July 28, no complaint was issued and the case has been dropped.

Cabral, investigating initially with Patrolman Daniel Mello, cited three witnesses who said Marques had knocked on their doors asking if they needed their lawns cut. One, a Newbury Street woman, said she was sitting on her porch across from Herren’s house and could hear Herren’s voice answering the door knock.

She said she heard and saw them leaving Herren’s home, walking toward Oak Grove Avenue and the other man saying, “I only wanted to cut your grass.” Police said they observed a lawn mower in Marques’ yard.

Another witness, who also lives at Marques’ 811 Oak Grove Ave. address, told police she saw Herren drive his car at Marques while he was in the driveway. The witness said he swerved the car around Marques.

Police and Herren apparently had problems between them at the scene.

“I was very disappointed with the two police officers’ professionalism and tone. They referred to my personal life and professional life repeatedly,” he charged.

“I will be exonerated on this, and I’m in the process of filing a formal complaint against the Fall River police for this incident,” Herren said.

Cabral wrote that Herren “became belligerent” during their investigation, quoting him as saying, “Why don’t you try doing some police work?” and used profanities.

The felony assault and battery with a dangerous weapon charge carries up to five years in state prison or 2½ years in jail or a fine up to $1,000.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

what do you know about any connections to the plymouyh county DA?

Anonymous said...

Guy is a loser. Hopefully he has pissed off the cops enough to make it impossible for his father or fiola to get him off the hook. How many assults and drug deals does it take before he is punished. What a head case.

W.J. Bloggah said...
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Anonymous said...

It seems KRod can't get over her infactuation with Herren. Move on already with your life.

Anonymous said...

court case #2 for Herren isn't over yet why should she?

Anonymous said...

WJ Bloggah comment should be removed ftom this blog by it's author. It is disgusting and totally uncalled for!

Anonymous said...

i agree-- that should be removed. it is untrue and we all know it. Keri-- you need to remove it.

Roger Williams said...

I'm still waiting for all the juicy details of Keri's wildly successful lawsuit against WSAR.

Oh, wait ...

How long can people collect unemployment benefits in Massachusetts again?

Anonymous said...

When your city has the 3rd hightest unemployment rate you can collect for years.

Anonymous said...

btw your blog is outdated.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Summer in Rhode Island

Roger Williams said...

That's true. Things tend to become outdated when you abandon them. Besides, who has time to update their own blog with all the ass-clenching, edge of your seat HAWT lawsuit action up in this piece?

Anonymous said...

guess you will just have to sit on your assclench until it goes to court. don't worry there have already been depositions.

Anonymous said...

LMAO! I can't wait to see the tooling that herren receives when he costs bob some dough.

Anonymous said...

Roger Williams = Big Time Hater
He hates Keri so much yet her blog is on his must read list. Fascinating. Reminds me of the movie Private Parts where they said how long the people that liked Howard Stern listened to him with the twist being the ones that said they hated him listened even longer.

Roger Williams said...

Actually, at the risk of making our star feeling slightly less special, she's just another kook with an axe to grind that makes entertaining yelping noises when trolled. I see she's expanded her repertoire to move beyond self-righteous indignation to bleak acceptance of impending legal butthurt.

Still ... I call lulz both at the baby daddy playing the white knight, and double lulz over her sock puppet accusing her bête noire, of molesting children in the comments section of this post. Stay classy, baby.

Anonymous said...

keri you have lost all credibility with me..why would you let some poster accuse mike herren of molesting little boys and trying to abduct them.come on now at first i felt bad for you but you have sunk to an all time low!!! you used to be a journalist now its just personal negative attacks let it go move on and keep what dignity you have left

w.j.bloggah said...

well, I thought it was obvious how facietious I was being, but in hindsight, I guess that was a little over the top, even for me. Nobody is driving any rape vans, it's all message board b.s.

Keri, if you wouldn't mind taking that comment down, it'd save us both a few headaches. my bad, and I apologize.

RadioFree said...

Next?

And who is collecting unemployment? LOL

I know ... I was supposed to crawl into the fetal position and cry myself a river ... but it just didn't work out that way ...

Sorry to disappoint! And keep hating ... it looks good on ya! ;)

Anonymous said...

Roger , 98% of the people in fall river are collecting unemployment and your point anon????

Roger Williams said...

I know ... I was supposed to crawl into the fetal position and cry myself a river ... but it just didn't work out that way ...

Yes, I see your strategy was to crawl onto Blogspot to cry yourself a river. I don't see how this is any smarter or savvier, but then again, I've never been a low rated talk show host on America's 112th biggest media, so my mileage may, naturally, vary somewhat from yours.

I also can't claim to be an expert on how to win a lawsuit against one's former employers, but it doesn't take an eagle eye to spot that one of the best ways to lose one, and pouring open a torrent of butthurt on a blog with your name and photo all over it is a safe bet that all hope of actually winning in court has long since been abandoned by the actual rational parties involved.

Anonymous said...

Roger hates Keri. Roger's comments = YAWN

Anonymous said...

Here is another juicy tidbit...Mr Herren is such a gentleman even the female workers at his kids day care have to run and hide from him, a few even refuse to be near him. Can you say 'ladies man'? He is the scum of the earth, just like his piece of crap brother Chris...Weren't both Herren boys God's gift to Basketball? Now one is a drunk and the other is a major druggie..By the way one of these losers also use to deal in Fall River while bartending, I wonder who?

Faye Musselman said...

Come on Keri - we're eagerly awaiting you to start posting to your blog again. Upload pics of that little guy or email me some, please!

I'm forcing the issue by highlighting you again on my blog.

You go, girl!

Faye Musselman said...

Hey Keri - come on and start posting again to your blog - so many of us have missed you here and eagerly await your return. Upload pics of that most important guy in your life or at least email me some! :)

You go, girl!

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