Man Accused Of Assault With Antique Muzzle-Loader
Fight at Motel 6 leads to two arrests.
An early morning fight at Motel 6 featuring a knife and an antique gun resulted in the arrests of two men.
Shane Perry, 24, of 1531 State Route 492, New Milford, Pa. and Clyde Carmant, 20, of 6 Driftwood Ln., Billerica, were arrested by officers of the Tewksbury Police Department, who were called to the motel just before 2 a.m. after receiving calls about "a large fight," possibly involving a knife.
As officers arrived, a dark colored Acura took off out of the parking lot of the motel heading toward the center of Tewksbury. There were multiple people in the vehicle.
According to Chief Timothy Sheehan, officers pulled over the Accura at the Mobile Station in Tewksbury and determined that the four men in the car, including Carmant, were involved in the altercation at the motel.
Meanwhile, other officers noticed a shirtless male run into one of the rooms at the motel. They made contact with the man, later identified as Perry, and admitted he had been involved also.
According to the police report, Perry said he had gotten into an altercation with the other four men and that one of them had threatened him with a knife. He retreated into his motel room, where his girlfriend was also staying.
Perry told police that the four men were outside the door of the room, kicking the door and yelling threatening profanities about having sex with Perry's girlfriend.
At this point, according to Perry, he was able to sneak out of his room and ran down to his vehicle, which is registered to his father, and grabbed a hammer to protect himself.
Officers were able find the knife under the passenger seat of the Accura and determined that it was Carmant that had threatened Perry with it.
However, instead of a hammer, witnesses told police that they saw Perry with what appeared to be a shotgun, according to the report.
Under questioning, Perry admitted he had grabbed 50 caliber black powder muzzle loader rifle from inside the trunk of the yellow Chevy Cavalier.
Both Perry and Carmant were arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The three men with Carmant were not charged.
Police did not indicate the cause of the altercation between Perry and the four men.