NORTH ADAMS -- Two of three suspects will be arraigned on assault charges in court Friday after an altercation outside McDonald's early Saturday morning sent a city man to Albany Medical Center with serious facial injuries.
City residents Keith S. Larrabee, 18, and Omar A. Lopez, 21, were arrested and held on $15,000 bail Wednesday. Larrabee, of Chase Avenue, was taken into custody from where he'd been fishing in the Hoosic River in North Adams, and Lopez from his front porch on Brook Terrace. A warrant has also been issued for the arrest of Troy, N.Y. resident David Landfear Jr., 27, in connection with the case.
The arrests and warrant stem from an assault at roughly 1:30 a.m. Saturday that left the victim, Todd Walker, in stable condition but suffering from cranial fractures around the eye, temple and cheek; lost and broken teeth; lacerations to the eye and mouth; bruising to the arms and torso; and significant hearing loss in the right ear, according to Albany Medical Center officials.
Police say surveillance footage from the Union Street restaurant implicated the three suspects.
North Adams Police Officer Gregory Onorato said in his report that all three suspects are identifiable in the surveillance video, where they're seen pulling Walker to the ground and "kicking," "stomping," "punching" and "slamming" his head, then fleeing the scene.
Onorato also said that after being dispatched to the scene, "I observed [Walker] ... laying unconscious, on his stomach ... bleeding heavily from his ear, eye, nose, mouth and temple."
Crystal Hard Hat owner Todd Hebert, told police that Walker was drinking at the bar before the attack, according to Onorato's report. The three suspects were outside and Herbert had them removed for threatening violence against Walker.
Larrabee will be arraigned on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault and battery and mayhem -- or "assault with malicious intent to maim or disfigure." Larrabee is on probation for a prior assault and battery conviction from November 2012.
Lopez will face the same charges, and Landfear's warrant is based on the same charges.
Walker, whose age was not immediately available, was treated first Saturday at North Adams Regional Hospital and was to be transported to Albany via helicopter due to the severity of his injuries, but the service was unavailable.
Two days later, Albany Medical Center officials reported the extent of Walker's injuries and that he was in stable condition.
Albany Medical Center Manager of Publications Mark McGuire had "no information" to report on the patient Thursday.
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