Boston Police arrested a West Roxbury man and charged him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, his shod foot, on Sept. 6, after residents were woken by the screams of a woman for help in the middle of the night.
Michael P. Mercier, of 532 Weld St. #2, West Roxbury, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, a shod foot, around 4:09 a.m.
Police spoke with several residents of Manthorne Road who stated they had woken up to the sound of a woman screaming for help on their street, according to a Boston Police report. Residents said they heard a male screaming, too, and the woman was yelling, "Stop!" None of the residents claimed to have seen what transpired between the man and woman, just that they heard the altercation, exited their homes - and then saw the man, Mercier, running up Manthorne Road towards Weld Street.
Police found the woman was found sitting on the steps of a Manthorne Road residence. The woman allegedly told police she and her boyfriend had been in argument and he chased her out of their home.
Boston Police located the suspect at his place of residence and arrested him.