And both wind up under arrest, MBTA Transit Police report.
Police say officers arrived at Back Bay station around 9:30 p.m. yesterday to find two men brawling. After officers separated them, police say, each accused the other of starting the fight. Neither, however, wanted to press charges agains the other, police say, adding:
Officers on scene were able to determine [John] Carpenter had an outstanding default warrant in existence for his arrest for the following charges: Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest and Trespassing issued from Boston Municipal Court. [Steven] Odom, a level 3 sex offender failed to register as such in the City of Boston in violation of MGL CH.6 S178. Both Carpenter and Odom were taken into custody and transported to Transit Police HQ for the arrest booking process. Both men will appear in Boston Municipal Court sometime today.
According to state records, Odom, a Dorchester resident, was convicted of indecent assault and battery in 2006.