SPRINGFIELD, Mass., 7:40 a.m. (September 21, 2001) -- Two Springfield men
have been ordered held on $25,000 on charges of beating and attempting to
strangle a Springfield patrolman with his radio microphone cord.
Timothy Redmond, 21, and 22-year-old Michael Caron pleaded innocent at their
arraignments Thursday in Springfield District Court on attempted murder and
Detective Lt. William Noonan said that Patrolman David Barton was attacked
about 2 a.m. Thursday after he pulled over a car and saw what appeared to be
bags of cocaine inside. Barton was released after treatment at Baystate
Noonan said that he had called in his location and responding officers
pursued and captured the men.