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Fall River man arrested on assault, armed robbery charges, after stabbing one, cutting another

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Fall River Police have arrested a man on multiple assault and armed robbery charges.

According to Fall River Police, on Thursday, January 17th, 2019, at approximately 6:00 am Fall River Police Department Uniform Division Officers Joseph Boyajian and Andre DeMelo, David St. Laurent, and Brendan McNerney were dispatched to the area of 429 East Main Street in response to a report of a male bleeding in the street.

On arrival in the area, Officers observed Brent Prescott, 24, bleeding from the face and hand. While treating Prescott for his injuries, officers were told by Prescott that he was involved in a drug deal gone wrong. An ambulance arrived and transported Prescott to a local hospital.

While officers were canvassing the area, Officers Wendell Burks and Bruce Oliveira were dispatched to the hospital on a report of a 26-year-old male with stab wounds. On arrival, Officers spoke to the 27-year-old-male who transported the 26-year-old. Officers learned that the two picked up Prescott in hopes that he could purchase drugs for them. After driving around they returned Prescott to East Main Street. As Prescott was exiting the vehicle, he turned, pulled a knife, and attacked the 26-year-old male as he was exiting the rear seat. The 27-year-old thought Prescott was trying to take their cash when Prescott pushed the 26-year-old back into the rear seat. Both males were struggling in the rear seat and the 27-year-old saw blood. The 27-year-old stated he accelerated away and Prescott fell out of the vehicle. The 27-year-old stated he headed for the hospital with his friend. Due to the severity of his injuries, the 26-year-old was transferred to a Rhode Island Hospital.

After treatment for his injuries, Prescott was transported to the police station and arrested on charges of:
• Assault and Battery w/ serious bodily injury
• Assault and Battery w/a dangerous weapon
• Assault w/a dangerous weapon
• Armed Assault to Rob

On January 13th, 2019 at approximately 8:30 pm Fall River Police Department Uniform Division Officers John Deschenes, Ross Aubin, and Brendan McNerney were dispatched to the intersection of North Main and Cedar Streets to investigate an Armed Robbery.

The 60-year-old victim stated a male ran up behind her, grabbed her purse while cutting her hand with a knife and knocking her into the street. The knife was located and taken as evidence. Surveillance photos were obtained and circulated among officers. Detective Lawrence Ferreira was able to identify the male as Prescott and as a result of that identification Prescott is also charged with:

• Armed Robbery
• Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon (Knife) on a person over 60
• Assault and Battery on a person over 60.

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