State Police Fugitive Unit Captures Home Invasion Suspect Hiding in Rolled-Up Rug

The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section (MSP VFAS) on Wednesday began working with the Northborough Police Department to locate a suspect wanted for an armed home invasion that occurred earlier that morning.

The MSP VFAS Central Team developed information about an address of interest in Worcester for suspect TYLER RAWSON, 26. Troopers and members of the Worcester Police Gang Unit converged on the Cutler Street address and searched the inside of the residence, but did not locate RAWSON.

MSP VFAS Trooper Brandon Andrews observed debris on the building’s roof, including trash and a rolled-up rug. Trooper Andrews went onto the roof, checked the debris, and found RAWSON hiding inside the rolled-up rug. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Worcester Police Department for booking on charges of home invasion, breaking and entering a building in the nighttime to commit a felony, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, making threats, and firearm and ammunition offenses.