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Cape Cod man faces kidnapping, home invasion charges after Friday night crime spree in Roxbury

A Cape Cod man who allegedly attempted to kidnap one woman and threatened another with a knife Friday night in Roxbury was arraigned on several charges in Roxbury District Court Monday, the Suffolk district attorney’s office said.

Christopher K. Baker, 43, who lists addresses in South Dennis and Centerville, pleaded not guilty to charges that he went on a crime spree Friday night lasting more than two hours before he was arrested in “a violent struggle” with Boston police, the district attorney’s office said in a statement.

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Shortly after 8 p.m., Baker tried to force a woman who was walking near Highland and Marcella streets into his white Jeep, according to the office of Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley. The woman allegedly screamed and Baker drove away without injuring her, the district attorney’s office said.

Approximately two hours later, police officers responded to a call from a woman who said a man broke into her home, pointed a knife at her, and snatched a scarf before fleeing when she screamed, Conley’s office said.

“As the woman spoke with police, the officers heard a broadcast from another officer attempting to stop a white Jeep in connection with the earlier incident,” Conley’s office said. “The suspect in that incident, the officers realized, met the same description as the one offered by the home invasion victim.”

Police tried to stop the white Jeep, but Baker continued to drive before bailing on Thwing Street and running down Center Stree, the DA said. Officers caught up to Baker and arrested him.

The district attorney said Baker pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping, assault and battery, home invasion, armed breaking and entering, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a public employee, and resisting arrest. A judge ordered Baker held on $51,000 bail and sent him to Bridgewater State Hospital after he was evaluated by a court clinician.

Zachary T. Sampson can be reached at zachary.sampson@globe.com.

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