Byline: Brian Lee
SOUTHBRIDGE - Police arrested two men for their alleged involvement in a planned attack on a man in a Main Street apartment Tuesday.
Police are also seeking a third suspect and are trying to identify a fourth.
Don A. Corrow, 46, of 35 Central St., Apt. 3, was ordered held on $1,000 bail yesterday by Dudley District Court Judge David W. Cunis on charges of unarmed assault to rob, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (a bottle) and conspiracy.
Samuel Metzel, 21, of 113 Everett St., was released on personal recognizance on the same charges.
Both men pleaded not guilty and are scheduled to return to court Aug. 2 for pretrial hearings.
The alleged assault occurred about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
Patrolman Brian M. Cadrant said he went to the apartment above Gordon's Music and found the alleged victim limping from the building and holding a blood-stained handkerchief to his face. A town ambulance was called but the victim refused medical attention.
The man said he had been "jumped" and knew one of the assailants as "Donny."
Two other witnesses arrived and identified Mr. Metzel, who was walking on nearby Chapin Street, police said. Mr. Corrow was with him.
Mr. Metzel and two others were put in holding cells for interviews. They all allegedly said the operation was "a preplanned burn."
The victim, they said, was...