BELMONT – A Massachusetts man was stabbed in the hand early Sunday morning after he and another intoxicated man got into an argument.
Police went to 955 Laconia Road at 2:55 a.m. and found a 55-year-old man with a serious lacerations to his left hand. Police followed a blood trail to the apartment of William Doody, 55, of 955 Laconia Road.
Police determined the two men were drunk and had been arguing when Doody allegedly stabbed the other man.
The knife was recovered and the victim was taken by ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital for treatment for the laceration which emergency room personnel closed with staples.
Doody was charged with one count of second-degree assault and one count of reckless conduct. He was arrested at the scene was later freed on $2,000 personal recognizance bail.
He was taken to the Belknap County Jail where he was held until he was sober enough to be released, said a jail official.
Doody is known to the Belmont Police. In November 2014 he was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and plead guilty to a violation level charge in January, said a Belmont Police official.
Doody is scheduled to appear in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division on Aug. 6.
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