An armed home invasion in Marshfield Tuesday night left one person pistol whipped and resulted in the discovery of a large-scale marijuana-growing operation inside a rambling house in the South Shore community, authorities said.
Marshfield Police Captain Michael McDonough said officers were called to 105 Acorn St. around 11:30 p.m. after three men forced their way into the home, firing one shot from a handgun.
No one was hit by the gunfire. At least three people were inside the building, which town assessing records describe as a two-family home.
McDonough said police were previously unaware of a marijuana operation.
McDonough said that police using social media tracked down one of the three suspects and arrested him. Eddy Monteiro of Brockton was arraigned Wednesday in Plymouth District Court and held on $100,000 cash bail. He entered a plea of not guilty.
Monteiro, 20, faces charges including three counts of kidnapping, three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and armed home invasion, McDonough said.John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@