Man suspected of assaulting an officer in Chicopee

Police said the suspect arrested had two warrants out for his arrest

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – State Police arrested a man Tuesday night after he allegedly gave a trooper a false name twice, before assaulting him and running away.

State Police Trooper Paul Sullivan told 22News the incident started with a traffic stop on I-391 South in Chicopee. Sullivan said during the stop the passenger, 26-year-old Michael Fernandez, of Holyoke, allegedly assaulted a trooper, and ran away toward Meadow Street. According to State Police Media Relations, Fernandez was found sitting in the back of McDonald’s on Meadow Street, where he allegedly assaulted another trooper and ran away again.

State police say Fernandez was caught in the Frontline Motors parking lot, where he was arrested.


He is being charged with:

  • Two counts of Assault and Battery on an officer
  • Resisting arrest
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Intimidation of a witness
  • Failure to wear a seat belt