NORTH ADAMS -- Police have identified a 23-year-old Pittsfield man as a third suspect in a stabbing Saturday morning outside Union Street's Artery Lounge.
According to North Adams Police Director Michael Cozzaglio and police reports, a warrant was issued for Donnell McFarland, of Dower Square, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., in connection with an altercation that left Derrick Borum, 41, with eight stab wounds -- two near the shoulder blades and six in the buttocks area.
"The investigation continues," Cozzaglio said. "It's not done yet. We are anticipating at least two other arrests."
Two other suspects -- Messiah Grandson and Brandon Green -- were arrested Saturday in connection with the assault and stabbing of Borum, and had not guilty pleas entered on their behalf in Northern Berkshire District Court on Monday.
Following the fight, Borum was transported by North Adams Ambulance Service to North Adams Regional Hospital (NARH) and then to Berkshire Medical Center (BMC).
The wounds were believed to result in a collapsed lung and a severed artery causing "potentially life-threatening blood loss," according to a report by Det. John LeClair of the North Adams Police Department.
However, BMC reported the patient had been discharged Monday. Green and one other, Brittany Gresser, 22, were treated for lacerations at NARH Saturday. Green's were located on the leg and Gresser's on the forehead.
Grandson, 21, of Boylston Street in Pittsfield, and Brooklyn, N.Y., was arraigned Monday on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon -- a knife -- and armed assault with intent to murder. Grandson is scheduled to appear again in court Wednesday with a private attorney.
Green, 21, of Myrtle Street in Pittsfield, was arraigned on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon -- the alleged kicking of a person on the ground.
Green's bind over hearing was scheduled for July 17, when his case is expected to be taken up by Berkshire Superior Court.
Grandson is being held at Berkshire County Jail & House of Correction on $40,000 bail while Green was released after his $7,500 bail was posted.
A key aspect of the investigation going forward involves help from the public, Cozzaglio said.
"What I'm trying to do now is reach out to the public for anyone that might have a cell phone video of the event that occurred up there," Cozzaglio said.
Investigators have viewed security footage of the altercation from the Crystal Hard Hat Bar, across the street from the Artery, and say a number of people in the crowd of 20 to 30 can be seen filming the events.
"We're appealing to people's decency," Cozzaglio added. He said anyone who steps forward will remain anonymous.
The fight occurred outside the Artery Lounge at 1:38 a.m., on Saturday. It was described by Cozzaglio as a disagreement between two parties and doesn't appear to be gang related.
The altercation was discovered by patrolling North Adams Police Officer Gregory Onorato. No call reporting the violence was received from the Artery Lounge.
Cozzaglio said this "and many other things" factored into the decision of the city's License Commission later Saturday to immediately suspend the bar's liquor license. The board's regularly scheduled meeting is today at 5:30 p.m., where the situation will be discussed.
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