Suspect is a Level 3 sex offender
Victim is currently in serious condition at a Boston Hospital
YARMOUTH PORT - A Yarmouth Port man faces attempted murder charges after brutally attacking a 69-year-old man Friday night. According to a Yarmouth police release, Patrol Officer Mark Noone, responding to a disturbance on Oak Glen in Yarmouth Port around 7:30 p.m., arrived to find a man lying on the pavement, bleeding from head injuries. Oak Glen is in the Kings Way community off Route 6A.
The man was transported to Cape Cod Hospital by Yarmouth firefighters and was then transported to a Boston hospital where he remains in serious condition, police said. A woman, who was also injured in the attack, was taken to Cape Cod Hospital where she was treated and released, according to police.
As a police investigation revealed 50-year-old John D. Looney of 16 Oak Glen as the assailant, he arrived at the emergency room for treatment. Police arrested Looney and charged him with two counts felony assault and battery while armed with a dangerous weapon and felony attempted murder. Denied bail, Looney is being held at the Yarmouth Police Station until his arraignment in Barnstable District Court on Monday.
An investigation into the attack is being conducted by Yarmouth police, State Police detectives and the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Yarmouth police at 508-775-0445.
Looney is a registered Level 3 sex offender who was convicted of assault with intent to rape in 1992.