PHOTO: Room 17, the scene of the crime… with barely any trace of the previous evening’s violence… 1/7/2017
UPDATE – 1/7/2017 : According to the DA’s office and Yarmouth police, the victim, James Dean, approximately 43-years-old, died as a result of apparent stab wounds and a juvenile is in custody for the incident.
The 16-year-old juvenile is being charged with MURDER and ASSAULT AND BATTERY WHILE ARMED WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON (KNIFE)
According to other sources, HN has learned the 16-year-old male had recently moved to the area from Pennsylvania with his mother and her boyfriend.
James Dean was just shy of turning 44-years old this month.
The teen’s mother, and girlfriend of Dean, is approximately 46-years-old.
The three, mother, boyfriend, and son had been staying temporarily in local motels awaiting more permanent housing.
The mother and boyfriend had been together for a period of about 8 years, according to an unofficial source. The couple had recently briefly separated and the victim was looking forward to reuniting with the mother the evening of the stabbing… again, this from an unofficial source acquainted with the couple.
The same source described the 16-year-old suspect as being a clean-cut, quiet, and approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, visibly shorter than the victim.
It was a chaotic last evening when police suddenly arrived all of a sudden at the motel at about 8:16PM.
Police reportedly ordered the 16-year-old to the ground and detained him… this according to a source.
The mother was outside as well and reportedly did not return back inside as ordered. She also was taken to the ground and detained as officers secured the scene… again, this according to a witness and not officially confirmed.
HN will provide updates with officially confirmed information as it becomes available…
Latest YPD press statement:
On Friday, January 6, 2017 at 8:47PM, the Yarmouth Police and Fire Departments responded to the Beach N Towne Motel 1261 Route 28 in South Yarmouth regarding a 911 phone call reporting a stabbing in one of the rooms.
Yarmouth Police Officers and Firefighters arrived at the scene and immediately provided emergency first aid to the victim and secured the area.
The victim—identified as James E. Dean, age 43—was rushed to Cape Cod Hospital by Yarmouth Fire Department ambulance. Despite efforts by First Responders and Emergency Room Staff, the victim was unable to survive and was pronounced deceased.
A 16-year-old male suspect—who was found at the scene and is related to the victim—was taken in to custody and is currently incarcerated at a juvenile detention facility awaiting arraignment.
As in all untimely deaths, members of the Massachusetts State Police were called to the scene and are now in charge of the investigation.
No additional information will be released at this time.
Arrest: 16 YEAR OLD MALE
ASSAULT AND BATTERY WHILE ARMED WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON (KNIFE)
[This release was prepared and distributed by the Command Staff of the Yarmouth Police Department.]
Initial HN report:
SOUTH YARMOUTH – [DEVELOPING] – According to sources… and as you will hear in the following emergency audio, a 16-year-old allegedly stabbed his stepfather multiple times and threw the knife outside into the snow before calling and speaking with police.
At about 8:46PM this evening, Yarmouth Police responded to room 17 at the Beach ‘n’ Towne Motel at 1261 Route 28 for a stabbing.
A son allegedly had just stabbed his father multiple times. A source tells HN that the 16-year-old “stepson” has already been taken into custody.
The patient was referred to as being in “priority one, code 99” condition shortly after first responders arrived on scene. CCH was placed on trauma alert and the patient was transported, but roughly an hour after the initial call, the patient was reportedly pronounced dead.
As you will hear in the audio, the victim’s wife was reportedly on scene when police and rescue responded.
Yarmouth and state police detectives were still on scene investigating at the time of this report.