16 inmates charged in January attack at Souza-Baranowski

16 inmates charged in January attack at Souza-Baranowski

A Worcester County grand jury has charged 16 inmates at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in connection to a January attack that left four corrections officers injured.

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District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. announced the 109 indictments on Thursday afternoon.

All 16 inmates are being charged on a joint theory with two counts of assault and battery causing serious bodily injury and four counts assault and battery on a corrections officer.

Those facing only those charges are:

  • Tabari Muhammed, 28
  • Frank Webb, 28
  • Marcus Muniz, 25
  • Steven Gonzalez, 39
  • Israel Perez, 25
  • Lennon Dossantos, 25

Inmates facing additional charges are:

  • Jovani Molinari, 23, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot)
  • Giovanni Buchanan, 25, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot) and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot)
  • Carlos Bastos, 29, aggravated kidnapping
  • Elosko Brown, 33, aggravated kidnapping and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot)
  • Yamil Narvaez Arroyo, 24, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot)
  • Alexander Soto, 26, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (wooden cane)
  • Jason Velez Acosta, 29, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot)
  • John Mentor, 33, aggravated kidnapping
  • Joshua Reyes, 28, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot)
  • Pedro Solis, 30, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot)

All four corrections officers were hospitalized as a result of the attack. Only one officer has returned to work.

The inmates will be arraigned in Worcester Superior Court.

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