The spring session of the superior court opened on Monday, when a Dukes County grand jury handed down three indictments: two men were indicted on charges stemming from an alleged assault in Oak Bluffs, and a Vineyard Haven man was indicted on drug charges.
Jeffrey Moore, 43, was indicted on charges of possession to distribute a class A substance (heroin) and possession to distribute a class B substance. He was arrested in February after a Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force Investigation. According to a police report, police allegedly found 18.5 grams of heroin, 6.5 grams of Suboxone and ten Methadone pills in the Walker Way apartment where Mr. Moore was living.
He is scheduled to be arraigned on April 11.
Patrece L. Petersen, 41, of Edgartown and Darryl Baptiste, 35, of Brooklyn, N.Y., were indicted following an alleged assault earlier this month at the Ritz Cafe in Oak Bluffs.
According to a police report, the two men were at the Ritz Cafe when Mr. Baptiste bumped into the alleged victim, causing the man to drop his drink. An argument later ensued in which Mr. Baptiste allegedly slashed at the victim with a razor and Mr. Petersen allegedly choked the victim and yelled that he was going to kill him.
Police said the man attacked had abrasions and observable lacerations to his body and leather jacket.
Mr. Petersen was arraigned on assault to murder, attempted murder and two counts of assault and battery. Mr. Baptiste was arraigned on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.