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Man Indicted On Charges In Connection With Crime Spree

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Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120

BROCKTON – A man has been indicted on charges following a January crime spree in Hull, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

Today, a Plymouth County grand jury voted to indict Karl Sault, 40, of Hull, on three counts of Malicious Damage to Property over $1,200, Breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, Larceny of a motor vehicle, Reckless Operation of a motor vehicle, Manslaughter, Motor Vehicle Homicide, Leaving the scene of an accident after having caused a death, Burglary with assault on occupant, Assault with intent to murder and Kidnapping.

The indictments follow an investigation by Hull Police and Massachusetts State Police into three separate incidents which occurred in Hull on January 6, 2022. At approximately 10:09 p.m. on that date, Hull Police received a 911 call for a report of a break in occurring at Nantasket Auto Sales & Service on Nantasket Avenue. The caller reported that a male had stolen a Ford F-150 truck from the dealership. Hull Police put out a BOLO for the stolen vehicle and an officer sighted the vehicle traveling along Nantasket Avenue and consequently attempted to make a motor vehicle stop. Sault, who was allegedly driving the vehicle at the time, appeared to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a utility pole along Rockaway Avenue. Sault fled the Ford truck on foot, while officers immediately rendered medical aid to the passenger. The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene and was identified as Michael Peters, 52, of Hull.

Shortly after the crash occurred, Hull Police received four separate 911 calls reporting a domestic assault and home invasion occurring at 1621 Avalon Drive. This location was nearby to where the crash occurred on Rockaway Avenue. Hull Police responded and placed Sault under arrest for the assault.

Sault is currently held without bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges in superior court at a later date.  

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Richard Linehan, and was investigated by Massachusetts State Police troopers assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and Hull Police.

April 29, 2022