UPDATE June 16 – Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that Lebron was arrested the afternoon of June 16. He says that an office on patrol downtown saw Lebron near State and Chestnut Streets and recognized him from our segment.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — 22-year-old Carlos Lebron of Springfield has a pretty long rap sheet with the Springfield Police Department, but a number of those arrests stem from one particular night in January when police say he showed up at his girlfriend’s home on Worthington Street covered in small stab wounds.
“She had him sit down and was trying to bandage his wounds, when he went crazy,” says Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney. “He got up, broke stuff in her apartment, punched holes in the walls throughout her apartment, threatened her.”
Police say Lebron left the apartment before officers arrived. But, it didn’t take long for them to find him right around the corner, outside of MJ’s Pizza.
As they began questioning him, his girlfriend arrived on scene.
“When he saw her, he exploded again,” says Delaney. “He pushed a cop to get at her and when he did this, he threatened her again, almost grabbed onto her.”
Delaney adds, “The police had to throw him down to the ground, restrain him and handcuff him.”
Lebron was arrested and taken to Baystate Medical for a few stitches. Then he was taken to the police station for booking.
“When we book people at the police department, we take all your property from you and he had to sign for his property,” explains Delaney. “When the officer handed him the pen, he tried to stab himself in the neck with the pen and when he did this, the officer tried to grab his arm to try to disarm him from the pen.”
Delaney adds, “He stabbed the officer in the face with the pen. Other officers who were in the booking area tried to get him under control and he ran back into the cell block area and they surrounded him.”
Eventually, they were able to calm Lebron down and place him in a cell. But he’s since defaulted, and is no longer in police custody.
If you see Carlos Lebron, call 9-1-1, or you can send police an anonymous tip. Just text it to CRIMES or 2-7-4-6-3-7 and in the message type SOLVE and your tip.