At 2:00 pm on Monday, May 13, Wareham Police responded to the Rosewood Motel for a report of two people who had been stabbed. After investigating, Officer Richard Robidoux determined that the incident had actually occurred around midnight.
Detectives further determined that the suspect, armed with a knife, had entered the first victim’s motel room looking for a specific individual. After shoving that first victim, the suspect left the room and confronted the person he was looking for in the lot and began to stab him, the second victim. The first victim attempted to intervene and was slashed several times before the suspect fled the area.
Once officers were able to identify the suspect, they located him at his place of employment at 4:30 p.m. and arrested him. Samuel J. Hackett III, 34, of Buzzards Bay is charged with:
Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (2 counts), Assault and battery (2 counts), and Armed assault in a dwelling.
This was not a random attack and the victims were treated at Tobey Hospital.