Suspect Charged Following Bloody Weekend Assault
David Creed •
A suspect involved in a bloody altercation early Saturday morning has been charged with aggravated assault and battery after he allegedly attacked household members with glass shards from a mirror and forcibly bit an individual in the chest.
Leslie Frazer, 27, of Nantucket, was arraigned Monday on Feb. 11 charges of assault and battery and two charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf and Frazer was released from custody on his own personal recognizance.
According to the police report, officers were dispatched to 20 Appleton Road on Saturday, February 11 just after 1 a.m. following a report of a man attacking household members with a knife.
When officers arrived on scene and entered the home, they observed large quantities of blood smeared on the floor, broken glass, and a woman standing in the hallway with a large quantity of blood on her hands, forearms, and face.
Police were led to Frazer by this individual and detective Derek Witherell observed him sitting on a bed with blood on his hands. Frazer admitted to being involved in an altercation with his roommate but refused to answer further questions, responding that he “pleads the fifth.”
Officers spoke with the victim in the case, who told police that Frazer attacked him with a glass shard from a broken mirror, which caused visible wounds on the victim’s forearm and neck area. The alleged victim also stated that Frazer forcibly bit him in the left chest area, causing a significant wound that will result in permanent scarring. Frazer also allegedly threatened the victim by saying that he was going to kill him twice.
While police responded to a report of a knife attack, only glass shards were found at the scene.
During Monday's hearing, Cape & Islands assistant district attorney Michael Preble requested $1,000 in bail and a no abuse order.
“We recognize (Frazer) doesn’t have a record but based on the facts and two potential felonies he is facing, we believe cash bail is appropriate, judge,” Preble said.
Attorney Erin Donovan asked that Frazer be released on his own personal recognizance. She said he has been living at the residence where the incident took place since May of 2022 and that he and one of the housemates were mutual combatants in the altercation. There was no restraining order being sought by the alleged victims following the incident.
Judge James Sullivan eventually released Frazer on his own personal recognizance, deeming that he was not a flight risk, acknowledging his lack of a record and the circumstance that none of the victims in the case were seeking a stay away order.
Frazer was ordered to return to court March 20 for a pretrial hearing.