Peabody Double Murder Suspect Held on $250K Bail in Carjacking

Police say Wes Doughty was likely responsible for a carjacking in Middleton, Massachusetts

A suspect in a grisly double murder in Peabody, Massachusetts is being held on $250,000 bail for the carjacking he allegedly committed while on the run.

Police say Wes Doughty was likely responsible for a carjacking in Middleton.

Doughty was arraigned in Salem District Court for assault & battery with a dangerous weapon on a person over 60, kidnapping and carjacking. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The victim, Ken Metz, claimed Doughty approached his car while he was in a restaurant parking lot and pulled open the driver's side door. When Metz attempted to exit the car, Doughty pulled him back in the car and brandished small knife.

The victim said Doughty drove him three hours to Boston while he was in the passenger seat.

Court paperwork shows that Doughty took an ATM card from Metz and withdrew $140. He then allegedly tied up the victim and left him locked in the car.

Metz was able to escape on one stop and seek help from a nearby restaurant.

Doughty was taken into custody Friday in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

He pleaded not guilty on murder charges on Tuesday for the shooting of Mark Greenlaw and stabbing of Jennifer O'Connor. Michael Hebb, 45, of Peabody, was also arraigned on murder charges on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty.

Doughty is already being held without bail on the murder charges.

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