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Suspect in March carjacking spree indicted on 31 counts

An Everett man was indicted by a Middlesex grand jury Thursday on 31 counts in connection with a cross-county carjacking spree in March, said the Middlesex district attorney’s office.

Donald Hall, 28, allegedly carjacked several vehicles on March 31, leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit that began early in the morning in Newton. It continued through Billerica, Carlisle, and Concord before ending with a crash in Bedford, the office of District Attorney Marian T. Ryan said in a statement.

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Hall has been indicted on charges of armed carjacking with a firearm, armed assault to murder, breaking and entering in the daytime with the intent to commit a felony putting a person in fear, breaking and entering a building in the daytime with the intent to commit a felony, assault with a dangerous weapon on a person over the age of sixty, assault and battery on a person over the age of sixty, assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm without a license, and leaving the scene after property damage.

An arraignment date has not yet been set, said Ryan’s office.

Throughout the day, Hall allegedly commandeered four cars, crashed through police blockades, and exchanged gunfire with officers. The chase came to an end when a state trooper hit the back of the car Hall was driving, after which Hall struck a telephone pole and a tree before being arrested, according to police documents.

He was hospitalized and initially arraigned April 1 at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center for injuries that were not life-threatening that he suffered in a shootout with police during the chase.

Prosecutors said the events may also have included one attempted and one successful carjacking in Haverhill at about 2:30 a.m., prior to the chase in Newton that began at about 5 a.m.

Jennifer Smith can be reached at
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