Disturbing case in Andover, Stalking,...

Disturbing case in Andover, Stalking, ID theft. Was murder the goal?

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PJ Hough

AOL

#1 Oct 21, 2008
Bill and Gail Johnson of Andover were arrested a few days ago. A Lowell man, Gerald Colton, was charged a few months ago in the same case. It's been all oiver the news recently. Colton is a professional boxing cutman, who claims to have worked with "Irish" Micky Ward. Colton, who has a very checkered past, had 3 compters seized by police. It revolved around a land dispute, and apparently the Johnson's were using Colton as the "muscle." Unfortunately, the victims children were harrassed as well, with DSS becoming involved. The shocking story is on www.NewEnglandBoxingPromoters.com
Stevie D

Quincy, MA

#2 Oct 21, 2008
The article on the boxing site was excellent. I was also reading about this in the Globe yesterday. The family being harrassed apparently have some sort of bodyguard outside their home, so that suggests that they were/are fearing for their lives. What ticks me off is that this lunatic allegedly targeted young children in the harrassment. That's just despicable.
PJ Hough

AOL

#3 Oct 22, 2008
It is despicable. By all accounts, the couple was very innocent. They just opposed the land being redeveloped, but they were opposing it with legislature, the right way. For these lunatics to take a bully mentality and target children is truly psychotic, and if the stuff about the Colton guy having pictures of their family on his desk are true, you're talking about some serious jail time. I know they said he had a checkered past, but he better pray that his past doesn't involve anything violent. If anyone was ever the victim of as much as a shove by this guy, he'll be gone for years on a stalking charge. He shouldn't have even owned a computer, because he had 3 taken by the cops!!!! Three!!!! Wow.
carol

Needham Heights, MA

#4 Oct 24, 2008
Some people get second chances and third chances and fourth chances and they never learn their lesson. If this Colton guy is guilty, it sounds like he needs to be taken off the street permanently. He's a menace to society.
PJ Hough

AOL

#5 Oct 24, 2008
There are some new disturbing elements to this case. A boxing web site has dug up some seedy forum posts of Colton. www.NewEnglandBoxingPromoters.com
Is this Colton guy psychotic??? He has racist rants on there!!!!
Matty Gookas

AOL

#6 Nov 7, 2008
Why?? That's all I ask.
IHateThis City

Dracut, MA

#7 Nov 24, 2009
Oh Boy.... If the people only knew the real story. Johnson is the culprit here. The guy Colton was told that Johnson's neighbor was a friend and Johnson asked Colton to play a prank on him. Colton has been vindicated in the case after it was found out by the DA that he had no idea what was going on. Johnson, of course, threw Colton under the bus. The only one facing charges now is Johnson and his wife.
I guess you can't believe everything you read in the paper.
IHateThis City

Dracut, MA

#8 Nov 24, 2009
Also.... according to what I have just read, Colton is testifying for the victim in a civil suit against Johnson. Maybe the guy will be living in Johnson's house and using his golf clubs!
applepie

Tewksbury, MA

#9 Jan 29, 2010
you people are losers
Stevie D

Cobalt, CT

#10 Mar 3, 2010
Wow, we have an internet tough guy folks. Thanks for your contribution, applepie.
Mike

Lynn, MA

#12 Sep 12, 2011
What's the status of this case? Has Colton been cleared?
IhateThisCity

Haverhill, MA

#13 Jan 2, 2012
LOL.... Reading the posts here are hilarious. People are quick to point fingers without knowing the facts. The Johnson's are in jail now and rightfully so. They set up their "friend" and denied having anything whatsoever to do with the scheme. Yes, there was a trial and the truth was told. The only evidence they had on the Colton guy was emails from the Johnson's asking him to email a "prank" their "friend", Lyons, with some "prank" emails. Yes, Colton was cleared of all the original charges except harassment..... only because he did email the guy and the DA wanted to drop that too.
IHateThis City

Haverhill, MA

#14 Feb 15, 2012
Mike wrote:
What's the status of this case? Has Colton been cleared?
100%.... Although the Johnsons tried to put the entire episode on colton and said they had "no idea" what was happening, it was shown in court to be false. He walked and rightfully so.
CookieGrl

Tewksbury, MA

#15 Mar 13, 2012
Jerry Colton is originally from Tewksbury but had to relocate to Lowell after he was basically run out of town for harrassing people...and by harrassing I mean threatening lives, breaking and entering and planting bombs under peoples cars or in their homes. He "wishes" he was associated with Mickey Ward. A 100% untruth! There is nothing tough about Jerry Colton unless he's toting a gun! He would love for people to think that he is so much more or better than he is. How dare he disgrace Mickey Ward's name. Even at the ripe old age of 60 he is still at it apparently. Now this idiot is a father of two daughters who have always been in trouble with the law and he is also a grandfather. Nice guy huh?
He should rot in hell for sure.
PJ Hough wrote:
Bill and Gail Johnson of Andover were arrested a few days ago. A Lowell man, Gerald Colton, was charged a few months ago in the same case. It's been all oiver the news recently. Colton is a professional boxing cutman, who claims to have worked with "Irish" Micky Ward. Colton, who has a very checkered past, had 3 compters seized by police. It revolved around a land dispute, and apparently the Johnson's were using Colton as the "muscle." Unfortunately, the victims children were harrassed as well, with DSS becoming involved. The shocking story is on www.NewEnglandBoxingPromoters.com
CookieGrl

Tewksbury, MA

#16 Mar 13, 2012
Trust me, Jerry Colton is just as guilty as the Johnson's. They should ALL be in jail. All three of them pointed their finger at each other to escape guilt. Jerry Colton is about as innocent as OJ! Call this, "from someone who know's"
IHateThis City wrote:
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100%.... Although the Johnsons tried to put the entire episode on colton and said they had "no idea" what was happening, it was shown in court to be false. He walked and rightfully so.
Craig Franze

Plymouth, MA

#17 Aug 29, 2012
This case did have a lot of snitchin'
Brandon

Tewksbury, MA

#18 Jul 4, 2016
carol wrote:
Some people get second chances and third chances and fourth chances and they never learn their lesson. If this Colton guy is guilty, it sounds like he needs to be taken off the street permanently. He's a menace to society.
He is not guilty he didn't do it
Brandon

Tewksbury, MA

#19 Jul 4, 2016
CookieGrl wrote:
Jerry Colton is originally from Tewksbury but had to relocate to Lowell after he was basically run out of town for harrassing people...and by harrassing I mean threatening lives, breaking and entering and planting bombs under peoples cars or in their homes. He "wishes" he was associated with Mickey Ward. A 100% untruth! There is nothing tough about Jerry Colton unless he's toting a gun! He would love for people to think that he is so much more or better than he is. How dare he disgrace Mickey Ward's name. Even at the ripe old age of 60 he is still at it apparently. Now this idiot is a father of two daughters who have always been in trouble with the law and he is also a grandfather. Nice guy huh?
He should rot in hell for sure.

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Jerry is innocent he didn't do it and he is associated with Micky Ward

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