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Jared Ravizza charged with assault on Martha’s Vineyard weeks before stabbing – Boston 25 News

WEST TISBURY, Mass. — Jared Ravizza is accused of attacking his father on Martha’s Vineyard weeks before prosecutors say he went on a weekend stabbing spree on the South Shore and before he was linked to a homicide investigation in Connecticut, according to reports from court documents.

Last month on Martha’s Vineyard, police charged Jared Ravizza with assault and battery on a family/household member and destruction of property, according to a criminal complaint filed April 16 by West Tisbury police in Edgartown District Court.

On Tuesday morning, Ravizza, 26, of Chilmark on Martha’s Vineyard, was arrested pending a competency hearing, as requested by his defense attorney, Sean O’Neill, following his arraignment in Plymouth District Court on the charges stemming from Saturday’s stabbing incident in Plymouth. He is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to murder, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and indecent exposure.

He is accused of stabbing four young girls at a Braintree movie theater and two McDonald’s employees in a Route 3 parking lot in Plymouth before crashing his Porsche in Sandwich, Cape Cod, on Saturday, prosecutors said. Ravizza is accused of publicly urinating at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Plymouth before stabbing two employees there.

He was also charged with four counts of assault with intent to murder and four counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in connection with Saturday’s stabbing incident in Braintree. He will be arraigned on these charges at a later date in Quincy District Court.

A few weeks earlier, on Sunday, April 14, at approximately 2:40 a.m., West Tisbury police were called to an address on State Road in West Tisbury for a report of a domestic assault, battery and property damage.

When police arrived, they found Ravizza’s father, who told officers that his son Jared “had just had a mental breakdown and attacked him,” West Tisbury police wrote in their criminal complaint.

When officers went inside, they knocked on Jared Ravizza’s bedroom door, and he answered it and “appeared visibly intoxicated,” police wrote.

When responding officers asked Ravizza what happened, he approached them and “started screaming, ‘Cuff me!'” police wrote. The officers called an additional unit for help.

Ravizza then “started talking to us about nonsensical (sic) things like the deep state and claiming that his family helped found the country with John Adam (sic) but his father didn’t love him and wanted him dead” – wrote the police. “He also included groups such as the Freemasons in his tirades.”

“Mr. Ravizza began to shout that he hoped his father would die, and as he said this, he began to foam at the mouth,” the police report said.

Police later took Jared Ravizza in a squad car to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

His father, the alleged victim, told police he tried to block his son’s “aggressive behavior towards him” and suffered scratches to his face and thumb. Police noticed fresh marks on his face, thumbs and wrists. The father also told officers that “his office upstairs was destroyed due to Mr. Ravizza’s violent outburst.”

Upstairs, police noticed overturned offices, documents strewn on the floor, broken doors and “stools that had been thrown across the room and damaged the walls.”

A short time later, at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, police signed a form ordering Jared Ravizza to be forcibly held at the hospital. He was examined by a mental health specialist who told officers he “did not meet the standard to be held,” police wrote. He was released from the hospital and later booked into the Dukes County Jail.

Police wrote that Ravizza’s father refused to obtain a protection order.

Boston 25 has reached out to Ravizza’s family for comment on Saturday’s events and the reported attack at the vineyard.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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