Two men were recently identified by staff at Dave & Buster's as having been involved in last month and were arrested by Braintree police.
Both men – originally nabbed for drinking from a bottle of vodka in the parking lot – were charged with assault and battery after a Braintree police officer confronted them at Dave & Buster's last Friday night for the alcohol violation and they were identified as having attacked a 23-year-old Dorchester man on July 15.
Tyree Anderson, 20, who gave his adress as Atlanta, GA, and Rakim D. Scott, 23, of Brockton, allegedly left the restaurant, went drinking in a vehicle and then returned inside on Aug. 3, Deputy Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement. Lieutenant Karen MacAleese, working a detail that night, confronted the men inside and told them to leave after she saw a bottle of vodka in the front seat of the car.
As MacAleese was escorting Anderson and Scott outside, two females came up to them and an employee recognized Anderson from the July 15 incident, Jenkins said.
"Anderson fled and was later apprehended on the mall inside the South Shore Plaza," Jenkins said. "Prior to being detained, Anderson attempted to hide something under a closet door that was later recovered and determined to be crack cocaine."
Scott was later also identified as being involved in the assault on the 23-year-old Dorchester man. One of the women with the two men, from Taunton, was identified as being the woman who was stabbed with a pen in the neck by the Dorchester man that night last month, Jenkins said.
The intial charges for both Anderson and Scott were open container violations, but based on the police investigation they were additionally charged with the assault and batteries. Anderson was also charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and possession of cocaine.