AUBURN, Mass. – An Auburn man was charged with assault and battery with a knife after allegedly stabbing a man in Worcester early Thursday morning.
Angelo Zona, 23, of 37 Rockway Road, Auburn, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife), disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and affray.
On Thursday, Nov. 1, at 1:30 a.m., Worcester Police responded to 16 Kelley Square, the Hotel Vernon bar, for a reported fight. Upon arrival, officers observed a crowd of about 30 people arguing.
When officers exited their cruisers, they found a 33-year-old male victim suffering from two stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital and was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Police were directed across the street from the scene to the Gulf gas station parking lot. A male, later identified as Matthew Pardee, was arguing with several people in front of the gas station, police said. Pardee began to yell obscenities and was flailing his arms. He allegedly ignored all commands from officers and refused to cooperate.
Another man at the scene told police that Pardee had punched him earlier in the evening during a fight at the Hotel Vernon. Pardee, 28, of 4 Kosta St., Worcester, was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, affray, assault and battery and possession of a dangerous weapon (knife).
Officers continued to preserve the crime scene at Hotel Vernon and interviewed several witnesses. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was stabbed while allegedly attempting to break up the fight.
As a result of the investigation, police determined Auburn’s Zona was allegedly responsible for stabbing the victim. Police located Zona along with Dennis Daurizio, who was also allegedly involved in the fight.
Dennis Daurizio, 22, of 41 Merrimack St., Worcester, was charged with affray.
All three individuals will be arraigned at the Worcester County District Courthouse today.