Breaking and entering suspect crashes...

Breaking and entering suspect crashes car in Ayer

There are 5 comments on the WHDH-TV story from Feb 28, 2012, titled Breaking and entering suspect crashes car in Ayer. In it, WHDH-TV reports that:

Police say a breaking and entering suspect crashed his car in Ayer after leading police on a high-speed chase for several miles on Tuesday.

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Revere, MA

#1 Feb 29, 2012

As reported on several New England news stations; Channel 7, NECN, Lowell Sun..., Frank Martin aka Francis X. Holmes was chased by police through several towns (Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, before he crashed and rolled over his vehicle. According to news reports, "Martin" has been living with his family in Dracut!!

See the Somerville Journal article posted - "The only evidence tying Rodwell to the December 1978 shooting of Louis Rose Jr. in East Somerville was the testimony of two criminals, David P. Nagle and Francis X. Holmes Jr., who both received favors after talking to investigators, according to trial transcripts and police reports. Rodwell says he was framed and has pointed to several facts to support that claim."

Also see the article "Snitch", "He talked to another inmate, who put him in touch with yet another inmate, who suggested he talk to the state police. On May 1 Holmes had an off-the-record meeting with two state police detectives, Thomas Spartichino and William Powers. Three days later, Holmes went on the record. In the meantime Nagle had agreed to testify against two of his accomplices in his latest spree of stickups. It wasnít enough to get the charges against him reduced, but it was a start. By the time Jimmy Rodwell was brought to Billerica on May 26, Frankie Holmes was enrolled in the federal witness-protection program and preparing to marry his girlfriend, who was ready to deliver their child."

This man is in Massachusetts - why? He's out among us and free to do what he wants - why? What's going on here!!?? This man committed a robbery, was chased by police, crashed his car trying to get away...according to news reports the police found the stolen credit cards, jewelry, even a childs piggybank....

How disgusting is outrageous...

Tyngsboro, MA

#2 Mar 15, 2012
Darlene, are you Mr. ROdwell's wife

Chelmsford, MA

#3 Jan 8, 2013
James Rodwell is my brother and this woman who wrote this has been managing a website on my brother's behalf so she could help expose how my brother was railroaded and wrongfully convicted of a crime that he did not commit.
Frank Holmes AKA Frank Martin is a complete low life and he has just proved his track record as being a career criminal.
There's new evidence on my brothers case now and he should be out of prison very soon. Frank Holmes on the other hand will be rotting away in prison for the rest of his life where he belongs. Maybe then will young girl's piggy banks be safe...

Billerica, MA

#4 Jan 24, 2013
I knew Frank as a young person and I guess he has not changed.

North Hampton, NH

#5 Nov 22, 2014
James Rodwell was a bully in Burlington High School . I am not surprised where he is.

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