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Two arraigned, third sought for brutal attacks in South Boston after the St. Patrick's parade

Five suspects

The group of five in surveillance photos released by BPD.

Two South Boston men were arraigned today on charges they sent three men to the hospital by stomping on them on Tudor Street in South Boston after the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 17. A third man, brother of one of the other two, will also face charges for the attack once police catch up with him.

John Dunkle, 36, was charged with six counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury, assault and battery, impersonating a police officer and disorderly conduct, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. South Boston Municipal Court Judge Margaret Albertson ordered Dunkle held in lieu of $3,000 bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for July 8.

Matthew Sullivan was arraigned on two counts of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, impersonating a police officer and disorderly conduct, the DA's office reports. He was ordered held in lieu of $1,500 bail - and had his next court appearance scheduled for July 8.

Court records show that last week, a judge issued an arrest warrant for Dunkle's brother, Joseph, on one count of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury, one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct. However, police have yet to find him.

According to a police report, officers responded to 186 Tudor St. around 4:40 p.m. on March 17 to find three bruised and bloodied men at the curb - one, in fact, was spitting out "large clumps of blood" when officers pulled up.

According to police, the three men said they were walking down Tudor Street when they were jumped for no reason that they could tell by a group of five people.

One victim told police he was "pushed to the ground and continuously stomped on." Police reported a large bruise with redness and swelling on his right temple. He also had an injury on his right foot, and told police he could not walk and felt his foot was broken.

Another victim was sitting on the curb, his left cheek bruised and swollen - where, he told police, one of the suspects punched him.

The third victim, the one spitting out blood, told police he was punched in the face and felt like his jaw was broken.

The three were unable to identify most of the suspects, but said one appeared to be a white man, 30 to 40, about 5'11" and 200 lbs, with a full beard, who was wearing aviator sunglasses, a flat-brim black Celtics hat, a black-and-green Tatum Celtics jersey and jeans.

All three victims were transported to Boston Medical Center.

The Dunkle brothers are no strangers to St. Patrick's Day violence. In 2012, both pleaded guilty to assault and battery causing serious bodily injury, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct for activities on St. Patrick's Day in 2011, court records show. They were ordered to perform 12 hours of community service and to pay $600 to their victim. Too late, the brothers discovered they were supposed to pay the victim a total of $600, not $600 each.

Innocent, etc.

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the community when they got 12 hours of community service for the earlier felonies.

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"a white man, 30 to 40, about 5'11" and 200 lbs, with a full beard, who was wearing aviator sunglasses, a flat-brim black Celtics hat, a black-and-green Tatum Celtics jersey and jeans."

In Southie?!? No way!

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Ed Flynn told us it was all the people coming into Southie causing the problems!

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The call was coming from inside the house

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Who is the woman wearing ill fitting plastic pants in the pic?

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No mention of that in the report. Did they say "Hey, don't bother reporting this, we are police"?

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It's a good thing the Dunkle brothers are no strangers to St. Patrick's Day violence and were known to the Police. I can't imagine anyone identifying them using those crappy screenshots the Police released to the public.

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