UPDATE: Chief Jenkins reports that Prentis Douglas Jr. turned himself in this afternoon at Quincy District Court. He is being held on $2,500 bail.
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During the past week, two people have been arrested at Braintree Village on stabbing charges in separate incidents, prompting Mayor Joseph Sullivan and Police Chief Russell Jenkins to signal they will work to clamp down on alarming behavior in the apartment complex.
Braintree police have obtained a warrant for a 22-year-old Braintree man who allegedly stabbed another young man last Friday at Braintree Village. It was not a random attack, Jenkins said in a statement.
Prentis Douglas, JR, allegedly knew his victim and arranged to meet with him on Friday, Jan. 18, Jenkins said. Another 18-year-old Braintree man also faces charges, of obstructing justice, after he allegedly misled detectives.
“The incidents at Braintree Village are unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” Sullivan said. “Chief Jenkins and I met with the property managers on Wednesday and steps to increase security and improve resident screening are being taken immediately.”
Douglas is being charged with assault with intent to commit murder.
Jenkins echoed Sullivan, saying in the statement that "police will continue to work closely with management at Braintree Village and take whatever action necessary to remove dangerous individuals from the complex."
In an unrelated matter, a 34-year-old Braintree woman was arrested this week after allegedly stabbing another woman at Braintree Village.