Slave Owner Gets Heart Attack after running from Cops
Metro West Daily News
A Framingham man arrested Monday in Connecticut on human trafficking charges remained hospitalized yesterday, authorities said.
Anthony Maness, 37, suffered a heart attack after he ran from Connecticut State Police on Monday, said Paul Jarvey, spokesman for the Worcester County district attorney’s office.
Maness was wanted on a Westborough District Court warrant charging him with trafficking a person for sexual servitude and deriving support from the earnings of a prostitute.
Jarvey said the charges stem from an investigation involving a Shrewsbury motel. He said he did not have much information, but said trafficking indicates that the women were forced to act as prostitutes.
On Monday, Connecticut State Police went to an East Lyme, Conn., motel searching for Maness, on behalf of Massachusetts State Police.
When the officers arrived, Maness and a woman they said was a victim, took off running into nearby woods. Police surrounded the woods and later found the woman running through a nearby apartment complex. They took her to a hospital to be evaluated.
Maness was found trying to break into a car and police arrested him.
After he was arrested, Jarvey said Maness complained of chest pains, and doctors discovered he suffered a heart attack.
Connecticut authorities are holding Maness on $50,000 bail. It is not known when he will brought back to be arraigned in Westborough District Court, Jarvey said.