Stewart Weldon was arrested Sunday after a car chase that ended when he crashed into a police cruiser and wrestled with officers
A child has been rescued from a grisly Massachusetts 'house of horrors' where three bodies has been discovered.
Police found the child during a search of Stewart Weldon's Springfield home after the 40-year-old was arrested Sunday for kidnapping following a high speed police chase.
Three dead bodies were also discovered in and around the home.iPhone transfer software
The child was taken into emergency state custody, the Department of Children and Families told MassLive.
The agency refused to release the age or name of the child, or how they were connected to Weldon. Or if they had ever received reports about the child or residents of the property in the past.
'The Department of Children and Families took emergency custody of a child in the home and is investigating in collaboration with law enforcement,' said Andrea Grossman an agency spokesperson.
However, neighbors say that Weldon had lived at the house with a young woman and a teenager. They would often overhear loud, angry rows coming from the home, the Boston Globe reports.
Neighbor, Stefan Davis, a high school teacher, told the newspaper that the young woman 'didn't look much older than my students.'
He added that he'd never heard the woman speak but would see her scurrying from the car to the house.
Cops are continuing to search the home for other potential victims.
Weldon is being held on kidnapping, sexual assault and other charges including resisting arrest; driving with a revoked license; and failing to stop for police, records show. He has not yet been charged in connection with the bodies found at his home.
Three dead bodies have been found at his home in Springfield, Massachusetts. Weldon has been charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting and torturing a woman, a prosecutor said on Thursday
Weldon has a long history of violent crimes stretching back more than a decade.
In September 2006, he was jailed in Maywood County for a year for attempted theft and burglary. He was out of jail for just over a month before he was jailed again in October for a burglary and probation violation in 2008.
He had a few more run ins with the police over the years and was recently arrested again on October 14, 2017, near Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Police had stopped him for reckless driving but the police report reveals he was also arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest and assault and battery of a police officer during the violent confrontation.
On Sunday, cops stops Weldon and rescued a woman in his car, found with severe injuries, who told police she's been kidnapped and abused by Weldon for a month.
'I never thought I would get away', she told officers, according to a police report.
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