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Fall River man with cane, beaten, told his pet would be eaten if not moved

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Fall River police have arrested two men in an incident with some disturbing details.

According to FRPD, on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at approximately 2:15 p.m., Officers of the Fall River Police Department were dispatched to Eastern Avenue in response to a report of several males fighting. On arrival, Officers Michael C. Morin and David Delvalle spoke to a 57-year-old city resident who stated he was just assaulted by two males who fled on foot after the assault. The 57-year-old went on to say that he was walking with his wife and dog when they were approached by the two males. One of the males stated “better move that dog or I will kill it and eat it.

The 57-year-old directed his wife to enter their apartment building and as he attempted to follow with the dog, the two males followed and began punching him in the head and face. The 57-year-old attempted to defend himself by striking the males with his cane. He yelled for both of them to leave. Both males pushed the 57-year-old on the ground, took the cane and struck him with it while kicking him. The 57-year-old’s wife shouted, “I called the police”. The males exited the apartment and walked away.

The two males were apprehended a few houses away by Officers Morin and Delvalle. Both denied any physical contact with the 57-year-old.

Joshua L. Farias of 111 Borden Street #405 and Brian Richard Souza of 672 Brayton Avenue, both 37 and both from Fall River are charged with:

• Assault and Battery Dangerous Weapon,
• Assault and Battery on a disabled person, and
• Breaking and Entering in the Daytime for Felon

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