Employee of Chelsea strip club charged with repeatedly stabbing drunk customer
A worker at King Arthur's Lounge who got into an argument with a drunk customer shortly before the guy was ejected clocked out, followed him outside and punctured him so badly Chelsea Police summoned homicide investigators when they arrived, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office charges.
Jody Lassiter, 49, of Everett, was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on a single count of armed assault with intent to murder, the DA's office reports, adding he was held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
According to the DA's office, Lassiter stabbed the patron roughly ten times shortly after midnight on May 15.
Chelsea Police detectives developed evidence suggesting that Lassiter and the victim argued inside the club shortly after the victim arrived from another bar. When the victim was ejected from the club, Lassiter is believed to have clocked out and followed him.
The bar has a bloody history. In 2008, a teenager shot up the place, leaving one dead and two injured; he got life. In 1982, an off-duty Everett cop upset at being tossed out after a fight summoned his friends in blue, who tore the place apart, leaving one man dead. Three officers were eventually convicted.