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Docimo is released to family custody

January 05, 2011
DUDLEY — Gideon Docimo, a 21-year-old West Brookfield man charged with seriously injuring a Sturbridge police officer and selling alcohol to minors at a New Year's Eve party, was released into the custody of his mother following a dangerousness hearing Tuesday, Jan. 4 at Dudley District Court.

Police responded to the party at 57 Allen Road in Sturbridge following several noise complaints.

Attorneys spent more than an hour Tuesday questioning three individuals to learn more about the events surrounding Docimo's alleged assault of Officer Daniel Hemingway.

Judge Michael Mulcahy ordered everyone who was present at the party, including law enforcement officials, to be sequestered while testimony was given.

According to Officer Joseph Lombardi, who entered a home at 57 Allen Road with Hemingway shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday, police entered a bedroom at the end of a second floor hallway and found Docimo sleeping on a bed. Lombardi testified that, after asking three other individuals to exit the bedroom, he and Hemingway woke Docimo and attempted to place him in protective custody, but the man became noncompliant and tried to back away.

"There was a struggle, and he kept resisting our efforts to place him in protective custody," Lombardi said.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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