On April 26, 2019 Ayer Police issued an arrest warrant for Carlos Asencio, 28, of Nashua, New Hampshire in connection with an apparent home invasion that occurred on April 21 on East Main Street in Ayer.
On April 21 Asencio allegedly entered the residence, wearing a mask and in possession of a handgun and stun gun. The defendant then allegedly attacked the victim, a 31-year-old female that is known to him with the stun gun.
On April 21 Massachusetts’ authorities contacted Border Patrol in Canada and were notified that the suspect had crossed the border into Canada and allegedly boarded a 1:30 p.m. flight to Mexico. Police obtained and executed a search warrant on the suspect’s home and as a result of a subsequent investigation applied for an arrest warrant for Asencio on April 25 for the charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime to commit a felony, armed home invasion, assault with intent to murder, armed masked robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery on a household or family member.
Ayer Police and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office notified the United States Marshal’s Service and federal border patrol authorities to make them aware of the warrant and to request assistance with the suspects return. The suspect’s warrant was entered into The National Crime Information Center.
Over the next month investigators obtained information that indicated the suspect was still in Mexico.
This investigation is still ongoing and no arrest was made in connection with the home invasion.
Asencio has subsequently been charged by Worcester Police in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred last night of the same victim. All questions regarding this investigation including identification of the victim should be directed to Worcester Police. Asencio’s reentry into the country is currently under investigation by federal authorities.