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Chelsea MA May 24 2012 A bouncer at a Chelsea strip joint is being held on $50,000 cash bail on charges he stabbed a club-goer 10 times in the head, neck and chest after clocking out and tailing the drunken victim when he was booted from the club, authorities said.
Jody Lassiter, 49, of Everett, had argued with the victim, a 33-year-old Somerville man, earlier in the night on May 15, and then started a fight with him steps from the front entrance of King Arthur’s Lounge, according to the Suffolk County district attorney’s office.
The bloody brouhaha sent the victim to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he remained in critical condition before being released five days later, authorities said.
Lassiter, meanwhile, had “fled into the night,” Chelsea police said. The victim had been kicked out of the club after he became “visibly drunk and belligerent,” according to the district attorney’s office.
Lassiter, a “floor man” at the club, was arraigned yesterday in Chelsea District Court, where Judge D. Dunbar Livingstone imposed the hefty bail, authorities said.
The situation sparked memories of past violence at the Beacham Street club, including a brutal shooting spree in 2008 when authorities said 280-pound “Fat Jesse” Camacho unleashed a hail of bullets, killing 28-year-old Jeffrey Santiago as he lay face down on the floor.
Camacho, who also injured two others during the bullet-laden barroom brawl, was sentenced in 2010 to life in prison without parole, but only after authorities tracked him down in Mexico.
Police were also called to the club in December for an alleged dancer-on-dancer attack. Eva Jimenez, 30, is facing charges she slashed a 21-year-old co-worker in the face with a box-cutter when she accused Jimenez of stealing money from her, costing Jimenez her job, authorities said