The Attorney General’s Office announced on Thursday that a Cambridge man, aged 27 years is among the four accused charged in the October 23 brawl. He is indicted for punching a stranger on the face and stamping on his head in an Encore Boston Harbor elevator.
A Middlesex grand jury charged the four for the October 23 assault that took place in an elevator of the Everett casino based on video evidence.
As per an investigation undertaken by the Massachusetts State Police Gaming Enforcement Unit at Encore Boston Harbor, video footage recovered from the casino shows that Haley purportedly punched a man in the face, due to which the man fell on the elevator floor.
In a statement, the AG Office stated that
Haley then allegedly repeatedly kicked and stomped on the man’s head and body, with Mercado joining in on the assault. Reyes allegedly watched, while Dawson held the door to the parking garage from the elevator bay open for the men to escape and then drove them away from the casino. The victim and the defendants were allegedly strangers.
Matthew Haley, aged 27 years of Cambridge and Jose Mercado, aged 32 years of Boston, were charged on one count each for assault and battery using a dangerous weapon (shod foot). Brittany Dawson, aged 24 years of Stoneham and Leilani Reyes, aged 20 years of Somerville, were charged on one count each for hindering a gaming investigation. Dawson, an Encore employee, was also charged on one count for acting as an accessory.
On a later date, the four offenders will be prosecuted by the Middlesex Superior Court.