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

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.

Richard Dees February 28, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Glad to see this fine, upstanding, young man was released with NO bail on personal recognizance. Assault with intent to murder and he was wearing a tracking device at the time because of a previous arrest. No wonder people have little faith in our Justice System.
George February 28, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Personal recognizance? I wonder what bail would have been if these guys were brown or black.
bornandraised02155 February 28, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Stop it, George. The fact that with all the evidence described in the story, it still took them eleven months to arrest the guy. That was only when Shea turned himself in. Gotta love the "I was holding the knife by my side, and the guy ran into it" story. Priceless.
George February 28, 2012 at 11:05 PM
I don't understand what you're getting at. You don't think it's possible that the fact that these guys were white could have helped them get off without bail? Or that if Latin Americans or African Americans did something like this they would have had stiffer conditions for their release?
Sharon M March 01, 2012 at 12:56 AM
These days it seems to be who you know. Maybe the assailants were connected to someone who could help them out. I do agree that their still is a lot of discrimination out their.
Lou Gatz March 04, 2012 at 09:54 PM
George: Do you mean African Americans like the guys in Mattapan with 20 page rap sheets who were out walking the streets, free to massacre a baby and his mother? Are those some of African Americans you're talking about?
George March 05, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Lou, are you suggesting that a white person is incapable of committing a crime like that?
John Adams March 09, 2012 at 07:20 AM
Your an idiot, they all where not released on there own personal recognizance, the other assailants where detained with out bail. there is video of the entire crime, so there is no getting out of this for anyone. I know both the suspect and Judge, the suspect ryan is a good kid who has always tried to prove his manhood among the other assholes in his neighborhood. and the judge is a fair man who sticks to the constitution, regardless the crime. was this senseless yes, should all those boys catch a beaten yes. but to spin a racial twist on it. keep your stupid embarrassing comments to yourself. George, here is a profile for ya, why dont you go and press my shirts and when your done make me a pizza.


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