ASHLAND – An Ashland man lured his friend to an ATM last month and robbed him at gunpoint for drug money, a prosecutor said in Framingham District Court on Friday.
Ryan J. Hanrahan, 28, promised to pay his friend back with proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs, prosecutor Eliza Mina said during Hanrahan’s arraignment.
On May 19, Hanrahan sent the alleged victim a text message, telling him he had the $150 he had borrowed for him. He told the man to meet him at his 77 Eliot St. home. Once there, Hanrahan asked the man for a ride to an ATM to get the money, the prosecutor said.
“When they arrived, the defendant said, ‘You’re not going to like this,’” Mina said.
Hanrahan then pulled a gun from his waistband and told the man to withdraw $200 from his bank account. Hanrahan said he was “going through a tough time,” and needed the money for drugs, Mina said.
Hanrahan told the man he would pay him back with the money he got from selling the drugs.
“The victim told the defendant, ‘You’re not going to shoot me for $200,’” said Mina. “The defendant said, ‘I’m going to shoot you in the torso.’”
The victim gave Hanrahan the $200 and reported the robbery a couple of days later. On Thursday, the Ashland Police, with the help of the MetroLEC Regional SWAT team, went to Hanrahan’s home to arrest him, but he wasn't home, authorities said.
Hanrahan went to Framingham District Court and turned himself in on Friday on the warrant Ashland Police had obtained for his arrest. Police charged him with armed robbery, armed assault with the intent to rob, assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a gun during the commission of a felony and carrying a gun without a license.
Hanrahan had a second warrant from an incident that occurred in Framingham on Jan. 6. In that incident, police said Hanrahan crashed his car into a utility pole on Winthrop Street and fled. Police tracked him down because the car’s front bumper fell off, leaving the license plate.
Hanrahan told police he left because he had to coach a youth basketball game in Ashland and did not notice he was only driving with three tires. Police did not arrest him, rather they summoned him to court.
In that case, Hanrahan is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and cited him for a marked lanes violation.
Mina asked Judge Susan Oker to hold Hanrahan without bail, pending a hearing to determine if he is a danger to the public.
Hanrahan’s lawyer, Mark Wester, agreed there was probable cause for a dangerousness hearing, but wanted the hearing to be held Friday. Mina said Hanrahan has several past cases, including an indecent assault and battery case in 2009, that she needed time to obtain police reports to possibly use as evidence in the dangerousness hearing.
Oker ordered Hanrahan held without bail pending the hearing on Monday.
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