• Suspect in carjackings, wild police chase arraigned in hospital


    BURLINGTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The man who allegedly stole numerous cars and led police on a multi-town chase pled not guilty to a number of charges during an arraignment in the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

    Donald Hall, 28, of Everett, was arrested in Bedford Monday after the chase ended in a crash. Hall was taken to Lahey Clinic with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The Ford Flex that crashed had several bullet holes in it, and Hall may have suffered a gunshot injury, though officials did not say what exactly his injuries were.

    He pled guilty to numerous charges, including armed assault to rob a person over 60 years old, armed carjacking, carrying a firearm without a license, as well as other gun-related and dangerous driving related charges. Court officers ordered that he be held without bail.

    Police allege that Hall's spree of carjackings began early Monday morning in Haverhill and left one person injured.

    "You know, I was really lucky, so thank God," the victim said.

    Just before 2:30 a.m. Monday, Haverhill police received a call from a man and woman who said they were approached by a white man, roughly 6 feet tall, who threatened the two with a gun and demanded they get out of the car. The suspect then fled in their car.

    Police say Hall abandoned that stolen car in Newton at around 5:15 a.m., and it was found at the intersection of Crafts Street and Ashmont Road.

    Next, police say, Hall knocked on a stranger's door on Lincoln Road in Newton Monday afternoon and claimed to have damaged the woman's car. When she came out to inspect the car, the suspect allegedly showed her a gun, stole her keys and took off in her Acura.

    The Acura was later found in Billerica after a report of another stolen car, according to Newton police.

    A white Toyota Tundra was reported stolen from Nashua Road in Carlisle at around 1:30 p.m., according to Billerica police.

    The police pursuit of the stolen vehicle continued, ending at around 2 p.m. on Springs Road in Bedford.

    The final car the suspect was believed to be driving and crashed in Bedford was a Ford Flex, which police believe Hall stole from a pharmacy parking lot in Concord after crashing the Tundra.

    Next, Hall reportedly drove toward Hanscom Air Force Base, making a U-turn there. Police deployed spike strips, which punctured the Flex's tires. The strips, along with police maneuvers, caused Hall to stop and crash.

    Hall will appear before a judge again on Friday at a dangerousness hearing.

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