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Suspect in UMass Armed Assault Held Without Bail



    Suspect in UMass Armed Assault Held Without Bail
    Framingham Police
    William McKeown

    A Framingham man charged with an armed assault during a drug deal in a University of Massachusetts-Amherst dormitory has been held without bail.

    Not guilty pleas were entered on behalf of 19-year-old William McKeown at his arraignment Monday on charges including armed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

    He is scheduled back in court Wednesday for a bail hearing.

    Authorities say McKeown and another man who remains at large were let into the dorm last Thursday for a marijuana deal. They say McKeown struck the victim on the head with a gun and stole $120 before fleeing. No shots were fired. The suspects are not UMass students.

    Reports of armed men on campus prompted a two-hour shelter-in place order.

    McKeown's lawyer refused comment outside court.