A dispute during a dominoes match over who knows more about the Jamaican capital of Kingston ended with one player going after the other two with a machete in the Franklin Field development in Dorchester on Aug. 25, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Ron Taylor, 66, of Cambridge, was arrested on two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (machete) and one count of mayhem, the DA's office says. At his arraignment in Dorchester Municipal Court last week, his bail was set was set at $2,500 and he was ordered to home confinement with an ankle GPS monitor, except that he could go to work for about four hours each on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays as he awaits disposition of his case.
According to the DA's office:
At about 6:28 p.m. on Friday, August 25, Boston police responded to a call for a person stabbed at 190 Westview Street in Dorchester. There they found a man bleeding from a cut to his face. The man and another victim told police that Taylor got into an argument during a dominoes game, went to a while Lexus, removed a machete from the trunk, sliced the first victim in the face and chased the second victim around a car while swinging the machete. Police noted blood on the sidewalk, street and two nearby cars.
Witnesses told police the argument centered on “who knows Kingston the best.”
Boston Police put out a BOLO and Cambridge Police spotted and stopped Taylor not long after, the DA's office says, adding officers found the machete in a sink in Taylor's apartment.