SOUTHBRIDGE – Southbridge Police took Kenneth Ferrer-Garcia, 19, of Southbridge, into custody twice after 5 PM on Friday, July 24. Both arrests led to charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
Southbridge officers responded to reports of a disturbance involving weapons on Hamilton St. around 5 PM. When officers arrived at the scene, several people were outside of nearby buildings.
Witnesses at the scene identified Ferrer-Garcia as the person who had chased the occupants of a vehicle while threatening them with a knife. Witnesses also reported a female throwing rocks at the same vehicle Ferrer-Garcia was chasing.
Occupants of the vehicle also identified Ferrer-Garcia as the individual who threatened them.
Officers searched the vehicle Ferrer-Garcia was within and recovered several knives and a large machete.
Ferrer-Garcia’s arrest left him facing charges of Assault with a Dangerous weapon, Disturbing the Peace, Disorderly Conduct and Malicious Damage to a Motor Vehicle.
Ferrer-Garcia was released from custody around 10:30 PM after posting $1,040 bail.
Southbridge Police received reports of another disturbance at Pine St. and Chestnut St. around 11 PM. Witnesses within the crowd that had gathered on the scene reported multiple people being stabbed.
Officers identified three victims with stab wounds. Two identified Ferrer-Garcia as the individuals that had stabbed them.
Ferrer-Garcia was located and apprehended without incident. Officers also recovered a knife with blood on it.
Ferrer-Garcia faces charges for the second arrest that include two counts of Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing the Peace.
Ferrer-Garcia was held without bail for arraignment after the second arrest.