MALDEN – Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that Curtis Day, 18, of Beverly, was arraigned today in Malden District Court and charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, larceny of a motor vehicle, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, disorderly conduct, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in connection with an alleged assault that took place yesterday at the Breakheart Reservation in Wakefield.
Judge Dominic Paratore ordered the defendant held without bail pending a 58A dangerousness hearing scheduled for Friday, September 2.
On Tuesday, August 30, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Wakefield Police responded to a report of an assault in progress at the Breakheart Reservation in Wakefield. Upon arrival authorities discovered an 18-year-old male who had been impaled through the neck-area with the shaft of a metal golf club. The victim was airlifted to a local-area hospital and has since been released.
State Police and Wakefield Police were informed that the defendant and two other individuals allegedly had taken illicit substances prior to a physical altercation taking place, which ended with the defendant allegedly stabbing one of the two men with the shaft of the broken golf club.
The defendant then allegedly stole a motor vehicle from a home near the Breakheart Reservation and fled the scene.
At approximately 5:00 p.m., Wakefield Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle driving erratically in the vicinity of Main and Water Street in Wakefield. Upon arrival, authorities observed that the defendant had allegedly crashed the motor vehicle. Shortly thereafter, the Wakefield Police Department received a report of a stolen motor vehicle matching the description of the car the defendant was allegedly operating without a driver’s license.
These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The prosecutor assigned to today’s arraignment is Assistant District Attorney Julie Kunkel.