- Allison Goldsberry
Medford Police have arrested three men, including a Medford man, in connection with alleged extortion, kidnapping, and assault.
Police are saying the trio is involved an incident on June 19 that took place at NEQ Construction, located at 427 Riverside Avenue. The three men are accused of entering the business and beating up several victims, including one victim who had some kind of business arrangement with the defendants. One of the victims was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was treated and released that night.
James Morando (bottom), 52, Swampscott, Timothy Hogan (left), 44, Saugus, and William Albright (right), 40, Medford, have been arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot), kidnapping, extortion by threat of injury, assault to intimidate, assault and battery, and threat to commit a crime.
According to information released by police, the kidnapping charge is a result of the defendants allegedly forcing the victims to “remain in the building by force and fear.”
Morando was arrested the night of the alleged incident. Medford Police received warrants for the arrest of the two other suspects after they were identified. Hogan was arrested on June 25 and Albright was arrested at his Medford home on June 26.