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UPDATE: Intent to Murder Leads Town to Vow Removal of Dangerous People from Braintree Village

The following information was supplied by the Braintree Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

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.

abdul January 24, 2013 at 06:11 PM
Braintree Village management should take serious action to stop this people from getting place to leave in braintree. Braintree Village has always been in news for bad things its time to take some action or change the management if you can't do it.
CMG January 24, 2013 at 06:42 PM
I thought if you caused trouble or broke the law in public housing that it was considered to be grounds for removal. They need to clean that whole place up, Braintree is not the ghetto and we don't need people acting like they are in the ghetto
W Gannon January 24, 2013 at 09:48 PM
If problems like this aren't put to a stop they get out of control quickly.
CMG January 25, 2013 at 03:01 PM
Wasn't there another stabbing arrest at Braintree Village this past Halloween? I believe it was 2 men fighting over video games. I'm curious, does the suspect and/or the victim still reside at Braintree Village? Or were they removed from public housing as they should be? Maybe they are not even listed on a lease there....possibly living with a welfare mother at tax payers expense?

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