Springfield District Court Probation Department is looking
for a dozen scofflaws and asks the public to join in the
search for offenders who are in default, the majority of
whom have extensive histories of assault. The offenders
violated their probation when they failed to appear before
the court after receiving violation notices.
offenders are all Springfield residents. One probationer
failed to report to the Springfield District Court within
the required 48 hours of his release from the House of Correction.
offenders are as follows: Lashawn Sheldon, 18, failure to
report within 48 hours of release from the House of Correction;
Leonard Nixon, 21, possession and distribution of a Class
B substance; Dennis Maddox, 34, assault and battery; Wilson
Reyes, 26, domestic assault and battery; Dwight Sellars,
30, threat to commit crime, larceny less than $250, assault
and battery, and threat; William Benjamin, 34, two counts
of assault and battery and resisting arrest; Carlos Castillo,
25, assault with a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous
weapon one year suspended sentence; Frank Oliver, 46, distribution
and possession of a Class B substance; Roy Dancy, 20, carrying
a firearms without a license; Angel Vasquez, 41, two counts
of distribution of a Class A substance; and Duane Raymond,
42, of West Springfield, two counts of controlled substance
abuse (csa), possession of a Class B substance, possession
of Class A substance, and resisting arrest.
have been issued for the offenders’ arrests.
want to encourage anyone who is on the list to turn yourself
in. Do not make it any worse than it is already. And, if
you are a person who recognizes anyone on the list and/or
know of their whereabouts, we appreciate any information
you can provide us,” said John M. Morganstern, Springfield
District Chief Probation Officer. “The bottom line is we
want to work with the community and keep it safe.”
may be phoned into the court at 413-748-7818.
Massachusetts Probation Service is a department of the Massachusetts
Trial Court. There are 12 Superior Court, 70 District Court
and 12 Probate & Family Court probation offices throughout
the Commonwealth. Probation’s Juvenile Court system includes
11 divisions which represent every county in the state.
The Office of the Commissioner of Probation (OCP) serves
as the central administrative office for the state Probation
Service and the Office of Community Corrections which operates
22 Community Corrections Centers throughout the state.