A Foxboro man arrested last week on weapons charges was ordered Tuesday to remain in pretrial detention without bail.
Michael T. Kennedy, 42, of Hanover Foxborough apartments on Fisher Street, was deemed a danger by Judge Steven Thomas in Wrentham District Court.
Kennedy has pleaded innocent to 11 charges including unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a large capacity magazine, unlawful possession of a silencer and possession of a firearm without a serial number.
Under the state’s dangerousness law, Kennedy can be held in jail for up to 120 days without bail while the prosecution prepares for trial.
A probable cause hearing was scheduled Dec. 4.
Kennedy was arrested last Wednesday night after his mother found a backpack in her son’s room that allegedly contained a pistol, an assortment of weapons parts, a silencer and ammunition.
When he was apprehended, police say Kennedy left a loaded Glock 9 mm semiautomatic pistol in the car he was in and was captured by police after a foot chase.
Kennedy was arrested after police say he struggled with officers and refused to comply with orders.
In court, Kennedy said he was “beaten senseless” by police.
Police were concerned Kennedy had a weapon on him because while they were searching for him, officers were told he was armed and made remarks that “he wouldn’t go back to prison,” according to court records.
His mother was in court for her son’s arraignment and said the allegations against him do not reflect the person he is.
She said he is the primary caretaker for her husband and “is the most loving person to his father.”
The mother said she was worried about her son’s mental health because he recently began seeing a new doctor and was on new medications. She believes the medications have affected his behavior.
“I was just worried about his mental health. I didn’t want anybody to get hurt,” Kennedy said.
Michael Kennedy was a passenger in a car driven by a woman he has been dating, who was not arrested or charged with any crime. She told police she was unaware of the gun, according to court records.
Among the items police say they found inside the backpack were a semi-automatic pistol with no serial number, multiple firearms parts, two large capacity magazines loaded with 9 mm ammunition and a box of 9 mm ammunition.
They also found two suspected steroid vials, multiple syringes, a black mask, hollowed out metal flashlights and a gun barrel, according to court records.
Police say Kennedy is known to them and has a lengthy felony record with stints in jail, a history of violence and does not have a license to carry firearms.
Kennedy was apprehended by Officer James Parah who was assisted by officers Michael Alberts, Stephen McGrath, and Paul Politsopolos.
Lt. Richard Noonan said the incident remains under investigation.
Investigating were detectives Sgt. Kenneth Fitzgerald Jr. and Patrick Hoffman.