Rutland Police have arrested the 46-year-old man wanted in the beating of a 14-year-old boy last month.
Jean Gaboriau was taken into custody Wednesday night after police said they recieved a tip from someone who had been reading an online news website and reported seeing a person matching a description police released of the beating suspect earlier Wednesday.
Police said they then found Gaboriau at a residence on Cleveland Avenue and took him into custody.
Gaboriau is charged with simple assault and interference with emergency services, according to police.
He is set to be arraigned later today in Rutland criminal court.
The incident took place on Sept. 11 when four teenagers on the playground at Rutland Intermediate School got into a physical altercation, according to Rutland City Police Detective Robert Gorruso.
The fight escalated, the detective said, when one of the teenagers ran to his father.
“One of them got upset and stormed away. He called his dad and it was Gaboriau,” Gorruso said. “He ran onto the field and chased them down.”
The teenagers tried to flee by running across Seabury Street and into the cellar of an abandoned house, the detective said.
But Gaboriau pursued them and forced his way into the basement where he allegedly beat one of the teens while the other escaped. Also during the incident, Gaboriau allegedly stole the teenager’s iPhone.
Gorruso said it took investigators some time to determine Gaboriau’s identity using surveillance video images and interviews with witnesses.
The injured teenager, who police have not identified, was taken to Rutland Regional Medical Center after the assault. His mother, Misti Baker, said in an interview after the incident that her son was later diagnosed with a major concussion.
Gorruso said police had looked for Gaboriau at several addresses in the city but have been unable to find him. He said Gaboriau is listed as being on escape status from furlough or probation by the state Department of Corrections.
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