33-Year-Old Worcester Man Arrested on Several Firearms Charges

33-Year-Old Worcester Man Arrested on Several Firearms Charges

SOUTHBRIDE  – Thirty-three-year-old Worcester native Conception O. Rodriguez was arrested inside a High Street apartment in Southbridge on Wednesday morning for outstanding warrants for firearms charges. 

The United States Marshalls and the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (VFAS) were both involved in the arrest. After a brief search of the residence, Rodriguez was found hiding in the basement. Once located, he surrendered without incident. 

Rodriguez faces multiple charges: 

  • Firearm, Discharge within 500 feet of a Building
  • Assault and Battery with a Firearm
  • Assault to commit a felony
  • Firearm, Carry without License Loaded,
  • 2nd Offense Firearm, Carry without License,
  • 2nd Offense Firearm violation with 2 prior violent crimes
  • Assault and battery on a police officer
  • Resisting arrest
  • Disturbing the peace
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Vandalize Property (3 counts)
  • Numerous motor vehicle violations


Later in the day Wednesday Rodriguez was transported to Fitchburg district court where he was arraigned in connection with a Fitchburg shooting last month.

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