Falmouth man arrested after a night of violence

Robert Green faces several charges including assault to murder
Robert Green faces a laundry list of charges including assault to murder. Falmouth Police Department booking photo.

FALMOUTH - A Falmouth man carved a swath of violence across Falmouth Thursday night before being arrested early Friday morning by a Barnstable County Sheriff. According to a release from Falmouth police, officers were dispatched to Wal-Mart on Teaticket Highway around 9 p.m. where an assault and battery had reportedly taken place inside the store.

Responding officers found a 29-year-old man suffering from head trauma. The man had reportedly been in a fight with 35-year-old Robert Green of Falmouth just prior to police arriving. Green is alleged to have punched the man, knocking him out, then stomping on his head, police said. Green was already gone from the store when officers arrived.

Two hours later, officers were dispatched to the Windfall Market parking lot on Scranton Ave. for a reported stabbing. The altercation involved two women who had been with Green a few minutes before. A 30-year-old East Falmouth woman was reportedly stabbed in the back several times by a 24-year-old Falmouth woman, who police have yet to identify. Having sustained serious injury, the victim was transported by ambulance to a Boston area hospital.

An hour and a half later, at 12:34 a.m., officers were dispatched to a home on Homestead Lane for a reported altercation involving Robert Green and another man. During the fight, Green is alleged to have shot an arrow at a 35-year-old East Falmouth man, narrowly missing him, police said.

Green reportedly fled for the second time that night.

At 1:26 a.m., police were called back to the Homestead Lane home where Green had reportedly returned to break the windows of the home. He is also alleged to have assaulted a 39-year-old Falmouth man at the home. Barnstable County Sheriff's Office Captain Barney Murphy responded almost immediately to the scene and apprehended Green before he had the chance to flee again.

Green was arrested and transported to the Falmouth Police Station where he was booked and charged with assault to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, armed robbery, malicious destruction of property and larceny. According to police there will likely be additional charges stemming from all four incidents.

Police said the violent events of the evening were not random and that both drugs and alcohol appear to have been a factor.


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