Pembroke: 45-yr-old man indicted for allegedly trying to blow up home with teenage girls inside

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A Pembroke man who’s accused of soaking his girlfriend’s teenage daughters with gasoline was recently indicted by a grand jury.

William Rearick will now head to Superior Court on charges that stem from an incident this past January when he had a standoff with police after allegedly trying to blow up the Birch Street home he was living at with his girlfriend and her daughters.

The 45-year-old is facing two counts of attempted murder, seven counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault and battery, and one count of intimidating a witness.

Rearick is being held at the Plymouth County House of Corrections though his defense attorney, John Geary, recently asked a Plymouth District Court judge to release Rearick before he’s arraigned at Brockton Superior Court on the new charges. Geary explained that Rearick is deaf and the House of Corrections doesn’t have a sign language interpreter, but his request was denied.

An arraignment date has not been scheduled.

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.