Everett Man Arraigned Following Christmas Day Standoff

December 31, 2015
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Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that on Monday, Dec. 28, Mark Lavoine, 53, of Everett, was arraigned in Malden District Court on the charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building and disorderly conduct.

Judge Lee Johnson ordered the defendant held pending a 58A dangerousness hearing scheduled for Dec. 30.

“In this case the defendant allegedly threatened the officers on scene and refused to comply with their requests,” said DA Ryan. “This was a dangerous situation that thankfully ended without anyone getting hurt.”

On Friday, Dec. 25, Everett Police responded to a report of shots fired on Summer Street in Everett. Upon arriving at the scene authorities announced their presence and entered the home of Lavoine. The defendant allegedly refused to comply with police officers’ request that he show his hands and also refused to exit the house. The defendant was allegedly armed and had locked himself in a room at the home stating that he would take officers out if they tried to enter. The standoff ended when a fire was observed in the house and Lavoine came out.

The prosecutor that handled the arraignment was Assistant District Attorney Aliya Khalidi.

Mark Lavoine comes out of his Summer Street home and surrenders to police as the home erupts into massive flames. The surrender followed a standoff that lasted several hours.

Mark Lavoine comes out of his Summer Street home and surrenders to police as the home erupts into massive flames. The surrender followed a standoff that lasted several hours.