BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Massachusetts State Trooper was ordered to be held on bail Wednesday for charges stemming from an attack on Route 93 in May of 2021, according to a statement from the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Jordan Cavaco, 27, is facing domestic violence, kidnapping, and strangulation charges after allegedly attacking a female victim in his car. He was ordered to be held on $2,500 bail and told to stay away from the victim and the city of Fall River unless he is visiting his attorney.
The incident in question occurred on May 28, 2021 when Cavaco and his former girlfriend were driving home on from a night out in Boston when they got into an argument, according to the statement. Cavaco was allegedly driving erratically which caused the victim to take away his cellphone.
The Brockton native then pulled his car over off of the road and choked and punched the victim before preventing her from exiting the vehicle and driving her back to his apartment, according to State Police. Cavaco was arrested Wednesday by State Police after they opened an internal affairs investigation.
State Police said they began investigating Cavaco last week after the victim filed a police report with local law enforcement. Cavaco has been suspended without pay for the duration of the criminal and internal investigations and will have his employment status reviewed when both are completed, according to State Police.
Cavaco graduated from the State Police Academy in 2020 and was working out of the Framingham barracks. He is next due in court on Feb. 3, 2022.