Dartmouth Police arrest Plymouth man at Best Western Motel

Feb 8, 2024

On the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Best Western Motel, Dartmouth Police observed a vehicle belonging to fugitive and 22-year-old Plymouth resident Royleton Haston, Jr. who was wanted on seven warrants for incidents including assault and battery on a correctional facility employee, malicious destruction of a vehicle, violation of an abuse prevention order, and failure to stop for police, according to a release from Dartmouth Police Department. 

A SWAT team responded to the scene at the Best Western Motel, while Dartmouth Police Detective Matthew Correia drafted a search warrant for the room where Haston, Jr. was staying. 

Haston, Jr. was taken into custody without incident. 

“Sadly, dangerous fugitives such as Haston, Jr. are frequently being found while hiding in the hotels and motels in our town,” said Dartmouth Chief of Police Brian Levesque. “Had it not been for the keen observation of a new officer, and the rapid response of the numerous assets available to us, it is more than likely that Haston, Jr. would still be putting the public in danger by once again eluding arrest.”