Narcotics Trafficking Ring Dismantled in Taunton

Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn today announced the culmination of a 10-month long multi-agency investigation into the international distribution of narcotics which resulted in the arrest of three Taunton men, along with the seizure of four kilograms of cocaine and vehicles. The investigation was led by District Attorney Quinn’s State Police Drug Task Force,…


District Attorney Quinn to Conduct Free Seminar for Area Businesses

District Attorney Quinn to Conduct Free Seminar for Area Businesses What Employers Need to Know: Understanding How Domestic Violence Affects Your Workplace and Your Legal Responsibilities as an Employer Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn’s office is partnering with Employers Against Domestic Violence to conduct a free seminar for area employers, business owners, supervisors, and…


New Bedford Man to Serve a Decade in Prison for Child Rape

District Attorney Tom Quinn today announced the conviction of a 37-year-old New Bedford man, who had been accused of sexually abusing a young girl during the course of a five year period. Chad Mandeville, of 88 Willis Street, New Bedford, will serve 10 years in state prison after pleading guilty in April to charges of…


Several Charged in Connection to March 20th Fall River Homicide

Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn and Fall River Police Chief Daniel Racine today announced that murder charges were filed against two individuals connected to the March 20th Fall River homicide of 20-year-old Anthony Carvalho. This morning, criminal complaints were filed in Fall River District Court charging Kevin Lara, 19, of 119 Tremont Street and…


DA Tom Quinn’s Office Provides Financial Support to Children’s Advocacy Center

About 35 people gathered at the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) on Friday April 10th for a special “appreciation luncheon” hosted by Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III. The gathering was hosted as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month to honor and recognize the successful partnership between the Children’s Advocacy Center and the District…


Man Indicted for Murder and Arson Connected to 2014

District Attorney Tom Quinn announced today that a Bristol County Grand Jury has indicted Sayyid Coggins on charges connected to the April 15, 2014 death of 29-year-old Justin Downey in New Bedford. Mr. Coggins, 37, who was residing in providence, RI at the time of the incident, was indicted late Friday afternoon on charges of…


Homicide Investigation in Fall River

Fall River Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to this office and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred in Fall River Friday night. Fall River Police received 911 calls regarding gunshots in the area of Whipple and Osborne streets around 7:45 pm. Upon arrival at the scene, police found the male…


DA Quinn’s Office to Partner with the Boston Celtics and Others to End Violence Against Women

Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn announced today that his office, working collaboratively with the Massachusetts Employers Against Domestic Violence and Jane Doe Inc., has once again partnered with the Boston Celtics to help stamp out domestic violence against women. The initiative centers around the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign, which encourages men to take…