TEWKSBURY – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan have announced that two individuals have been charged with perjury for allegedly submitting false testimony in connection with an assault that occurred in Tewksbury on July 3, 2016.
Amanda Ferreria, 19, of Tewksbury and Fox Maxwell, 19, of Winchester were both arraigned today in Middlesex Superior Court and charged with perjury. Clerk Magistrate Matthew Day ordered the defendants released on their own personal recognizance. The next hearing in this case is February 3, 2017 for pre-trial conference.
“Both of these defendants gave allegedly false testimony to the court compromising the integrity of an ongoing investigation and the judicial process,” said District Attorney Ryan.
On July 3, 2016, Broc Dokos, 19, of Lawrence allegedly attacked a male victim during a house party in Tewksbury causing serious injuries to the victim. Dokos was arraigned on July 5, 2016 in Lowell District Court and ordered held without bail pending a 58A dangerousness hearing.
At the hearing the defendants, Ms. Ferreria, Dokos’ girlfriend at the time and Mr. Maxwell, Dokos’ friend at the time, both testified that they were present during the incident on July 3, that they witnessed the incident and that the victim was the initial aggressor. The Commonwealth’s investigation into Ms. Ferreria and Mr. Maxwell’s testimony revealed these three statements to be false. The investigation further revealed that neither defendant was present at the party.
These charges are allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The prosecutor assigned to this case is Assistant District Attorney Daniel Harren. The Leia Kaplan.