HYANNIS – Rather than another downtown stabbing victim, this report is about is about a barroom musician who walked away without a scratch, thanks to a key piece of trusty band equipment…
Early this morning, at about 12:23 am, Barnstable Police Patrolman Maxwell Morrow radioed that there was an ongoing fight in front of the BBC nightclub on Main Street.
Patrolman Morrow quickly activated his blue lights and stopped his cruiser in the middle of Main Street. A white male, who appeared to have been the aggressor, stumbled toward Officer Morrow as soon as he exited his cruiser, according to a police report.
A witness reportedly yelled to Patrolman Morrow, “that guy just pulled a knife on us and ditched it in his girlfriend’s car[!]”
Patrolman Morrow was the only officer on scene when he decided to place the suspect in handcuffs and place him in the backseat of his squad car.
According to witnesses, the suspect had been drinking inside the BBC when the bartender shut him off. The local band Funktapuss (click here for Funktapuss on Facebook) were in the process of packing up their instruments when the suspect walked past the lead singer and called him a “faggot” for no reason, according to a police report and HN on scene witness interview…
… and another band member then told the suspect to “get the fuck out of here” and the angry suspect then reportedly left the bar.
A few moments later, Ryan Tivey, a Funktapuss saxophone player and keyboardist, was loading equipment into a trailer parked across the street from the BBC, when the suspect began yelling at him. Tivey didn’t say anything in return, when the suspect approached him and pulled out a knife! Tivey, thinking quick, picked up a keyboard stand to defend himself.
The police report continues, “[The suspect] attempted to stab TIVEY and TIVEY was able to use the keyboard stand to create space and in doing so [the suspect] got hit in the face with the stand.”
It was then that a maroon Toyota Avalon, believed to have been driven by the suspect’s girlfriend, pulled up and “begged” the suspect to get in…
… but the suspect reportedly just threw the knife into the back seat of the vehicle as he continued to yell and fight with Tivey and other Funktapuss band members. The Toyota then quickly left the scene without the suspect, which was right before Patrolman Morrow came upon the scene.
Barnstable and state police cruisers checked the area for the girlfriend’s car but it was not located.
The suspect, Jared C. Young, age 35, of East Weymouth, was arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, a knife – a felony which carries a penalty of up to 5 years in a state prison.
According to court documents, Young denied the witness allegations and told police he wasn’t drunk. Young was administered a portable breath test which found his Blood Alcohol Content to be 0.116.
At police headquarters, Young was evaluated for a cut on his upper lip, but refused to go to CCH.
After his arraignment this morning, young was released on $350 cash bail, with orders to stay away from the BBC.
Young is scheduled to return to Barnstable District Court on 12/12/2018 for a pretrial hearing.
* All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law…
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