Woburn Man Arraigned in Stabbing at Jake n JOES

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WOBURN – Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan and Woburn Chief of Police Robert Ferullo have announced that James Lyons, 36, of Woburn was arraigned today in Woburn District Court and charged with assault with intent to murder in connection with an alleged stabbing that occurred at Jake n JOES restaurant in Woburn.
Judge Timothy Gailey ordered the defendant held pending a 58A dangerousness hearing scheduled for Monday, August 29, 2016.
At approximately 12:00 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2016, Woburn Police responded to Jake n JOES on Mishawam Road in Woburn. Upon arrival, police found a 31-year-old Woburn man suffering from apparent stab wounds to the neck. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition.
The defendant and victim in this case allegedly left Jake n JOES together shortly after the restaurant closed. Once in the parking lot, a heated argument and shoving match allegedly occurred between the two. During the altercation the defendant allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim. Following the incident, the suspect allegedly fled the scene and was apprehended by Woburn Police and State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office late Friday night at a Woburn residence.
This is an open investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the Woburn Police Department.
These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Jessica Noble. The Victim Witness Advocate is Danielle DeMeo.

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