Plymouth District Court: Pembroke man accused of dousing house and teenage girls with gasoline may face new charges

William Rearick returned to Plymouth District Court Tuesday morning on charges of assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, vandalizing a building, and intimidating a witness.

But according Rearick’s attorney, John Geary, the Pembroke man is scheduled to be indicted by a grand jury Friday. He was supposed to be indicted earlier this month but a snow storm delayed the presentation.

Once the grand jury hears the case, it will likely move from Plymouth District Court to Plymouth County Superior Court in Brockton.

But Geary tried arguing that because Rearick is deaf he should be released before he’s arraigned at Superior Court. Geary explained that Plymouth County House of Corrections, where Rearick’s being held, does not have a sign language interpreter which makes it difficult for him to communicate.

But Judge Rosemary Minehan said Rearick is still viewed as dangerous and will continue to be held without bail. Judge Minehan noted an interpreter will be provided when Rearick needs to speak with his attorney.

Rearick allegedly tried to blow up his Birch Street home after dousing his girlfriend’s two teenage daughters and the house with gasoline.

About Trisha McNeilly

With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.