Framingham Police Charge Man, 27, with Hate Crime & Assault & Battery Charges

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FRAMINGHAM – Police arrested a Framingham man at Margarita’s restaurant on Sunday morning, October 17, and charged him with a hate crime, and multiple count of assault & battery on a security guard and police officers.

Police were called to the 725 Cochituate Road Mexican restaurant at 1 a.m. for a disorderly patron who was disturbing the peace and fighting with the security guard, according to police.

When police arrived the man was “fighting with staff and one security guard and while hitting and kicking at the black security guards he used the N-word and racial slurs, thus what triggered the hate crime charge,” said Framingham Deputy Police Chief Sean Riley.

Officers tried to place him under arrest and he continued to kick and spit at officers, said Deputy Chief Riley.

He fought with officers when they were putting him into the cruiser, and he fought with officers back at the station in the booking room, and when they were trying to put him in a cell, said Deputy Chief Riley.

Arrested at Margaritas’s was Owen Nason, 27, of Framingham. He was charged with assault and battery hate crime, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery on a police officers, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery hands, disturbing the peace by fighting, and disorderly conduct.

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SOURCE requested the Framingham Police booking photo but it was not available at the time of this published report.

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