TURNERS FALLS, Mass. (WWLP) – A stabbing in Turners Falls Monday evening led to a search involving multiple police departments, and ended in two arrests.
Montague Police Chief Charles Dodge told 22News that 35-year-old Christopher Chicoine of Turners Falls was charged with attempted murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a knife). A second suspect, 29-year-old Lindsay Wan of Turners Falls, is charged with accessory after the fact.
Chief Dodge said that at around 7:30 p.m., police were called to an apartment on L Street, after receiving a report that a person had been stabbed. Once they got there, police found a 35-year-old man, who had stab wounds to the head, face, and arm. He was taken to Baystate Franklin Medical Center for treatment, and later flown to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield by helicopter.
The victim was able to identify his assailant as Chicoine, Chief Dodge said, so nearby police departments were alerted to be on the lookout. Greenfield and State Police were also called-in to provide help at the crime scene.
Chief Dodge said that at around 10:00 P.M., they received a call from Chicoine, saying that he wanted to turn himself in. Chicoine was held on $150,000 bail and Wan was held on $50,000 pending their arraignments Tuesday at Greenfield District Court. Following the arraignment, Wan was released on $150 bail, while Chicoine is being held on $10,000 bail.
Both suspects are due back in court on December 5.