Man, 21, ordered held on rape and kidnapping charges

Recorder Staff
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

GREENFIELD — A 21-year-old Greenfield man was ordered held without bail following his arraignment in Greenfield District Court on rape and kidnapping charges.

Tyler P. Barrena of Wells Street was arraigned Tuesday on two counts of rape, one count of kidnapping and one count of assault and battery on a family/household member.    He is due back in court April 24 for a dangerousness hearing, during which a judge will determine whether he will be held pending trial.

According to a report by Greenfield Police Detective Christopher Greene, the alleged victim is known to Barrena and reported that he had sexually assaulted her over the weekend.

The woman told police that the assault occurred Saturday night after the two began arguing in the car. The woman threw Barrena’s cell phone out the window and tried to run home after getting out to retrieve it.

The woman told police that Barrena dragged her back to the car, where he proceeded to sexually assault her. Eventually, Barrena removed her from the car and drove away, the report said.

Barrena was arrested by Greenfield police and admitted to removing the woman’s clothes in the car and telling her, “This is what rape looks like,” but denied actually raping her.

Barrena told police he was just trying to scare her, as she had accused him of raping her twice before.