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Agawam Child Rape Suspect Captured in Utah


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – A man accused of rape in Agawam has been captured by federal agents nearly two thousand miles away.

The U.S. Marshals Service says that 34-year-old John Blomquist, formerly of Agawam, was arrested outside a bar in Moab, Utah Wednesday.

Blomquist was wanted on an outstanding warrant from the Agawam Police Department dating back to August 2012, accusing him of two felony counts of rape of a child.

During the search for Blomquist, the Marshals say in a statement that Blomquist was “actively taunting” investigators by sending out postcards stating “catch me if you can.”

Investigators with the Mass. State Police and U.S. Marshals discovered that Blomquist was living in Moab, Ut. under an alias of Bradley Scott Allen.

After some surveillance in the area, deputy Marshals saw Blomquist leave a business and get into a car. Marshals then approached him and identified himself as Bradley Scott Allen.

However, the Marshals note that once confronted, Blomquist allegedly declared his true idenity.

“It was important for all of us to make this case a top priority based upon the charges against Blomquist and the information we were receiving during our investigation. All of the agencies involved worked tirelessly on this investigation until the moment he was captured,” adds U.S. Marshal John Gibbons.

At the time of his arrest, the Marshals say that Blomquist was allegedly in possession of a gun and additional charges are pending in Utah.

Blomquist remains in custody in Utah and is awaiting a return to Hampden County for further court proceedings.

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  • BigIce 413

    Great team work on from all law enforcement involved . John don’t drop the soap u sick f***.

  • BigIce 413

    Great team work from all law enforcement involved . John don’t drop the soap u sick f***.

  • agawamandy

    The rumor around here is that the girl made up the whole story because John backed out of taking her to a concert. She had some kind of meltdown and claimed rape to get even. At the same time she was having relations with a teenager at the same seedy motel they all lived at.

  • job404

    Latest word is that law enforcement nabbed the wrong guy. The Blomquist guy had gotten his id stolen and the rapist was using his name and all his personal stuff. Someone needs to update the story.

  • merehatt

    To agawamandy and job404.. you both have no idea what you are talking about.. I personally know the scum above and he is GUILTY!! He also was using the alias Bradley allen as I saw the id and bc.. you should make sure you know what you are talking about before you speak!!!!!