On Thursday, March 14, 2019 at approximately 7:13 p.m., Dartmouth Police responded to #450 State Road (Dunkin Donuts/AT&T Plaza) regarding a stabbing.
Upon arrival, officers located two (2) males with stab wounds. Also at this time, a description of a vehicle which another involved male had fled the area in was provided.
While responding to the call, Patrolman Shawn SOUZA observed the vehicle, a 2013 Mercedes, operating on State Road near Reed Road.
Upon attempting to stop the Mercedes, it accelerated at a high rate of speed. While attempting to negotiate a turn onto Deerfield Road, the operator lost control of the vehicle and crashed. The operator then fled from the vehicle.
During a search of the area, the operator, subsequently identified as Sadaryl PARHAM, 24, of #255 Main Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was located in a swampy area in close proximity to the crash.
After being placed under arrest, PARHAM was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital to receive treatment for a cut to his hand.
PARHAM was subsequently charged with two (2) counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault to murder, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, failure to stop for police, negligent operation, marked lanes violation, and speeding.
After receiving initial treatment at the scene, the two (2) previously mentioned males located at #450 State Road were transported to the hospital. One of the males was transported to St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River with minor injuries, while the second male, whose wounds were more severe, but not life threatening, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital.
The incident remains under investigation by both the Dartmouth Police Department Investigative Services Division and Patrol Division.