Third Suspect in Jogger Stabbing Arrested in Medford
Suspect was released on personal recognizance following an arraignment Monday morning.
A third man has been charged in connection to an attack on a Salem Street jogger on St. Patrick's Day last year.
Ryan Shea, 20, of Somerville turned himself in to Medford Police about 7:30 a.m. Monday morning on a charge of assault with intent to murder and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (bottle), according to a police report.
He was released on personal recognizance by Judge Maurice Flynn during an arraignment Monday at Somerville District Court, according to court filings.
Shea and three other men allegedly shouted from a car at a man jogging near the intersection of Salem Street and Park Street about 7:30 p.m. March 17. They got out of the car to punch the victim, break a bottle over his head and stab him, according to police reports. The victim suffered a punctured lung in the attack and spent two days at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Shea's arrest comes after cell phone records showed he traded several calls and texts with the other suspects on the night of the attack, a police report said. Video surveillance from a Park Street business placed his Buick in the area at the time of the attack, according to the report, written by Lt. Michael Goulding.
Craig Bourque of Great Barrington and Matthew Haley of Somerville have both previously been indicted in Middlesex County Superior Court on charges of assault with intent to murder in connection to the attack.
Bourque was the first to face charges. He was questioned on the night of the incident, and a witness allegedly identified his red sneakers. Bourque was not arrested at the scene, but turned himself in days later after police brought charges.
Bourque allegedly told police he held a carving knife by his side, expecting it to scare the jogger, but that victim instead ran toward him, into the knife. Bourque allegedly stabbed the jogger in the upper torso.
Cell phone records connected Haley with Bourque, a police report said. Haley was wearing a tracking bracelet stemming from a previous arrest, and the records from the bracelet showed he was at the intersection at the time of the attack then travelled through several area backyards, the report said.
The incident remains under investigation by Medford Police.
Shea was released without bail on the condition that he have no contact with the victim. He is expected to appear in court next March 28 for a probable cause hearing.