From DA Hayden’s office:
BOSTON, January 13, 2023 —Two men were charged in Roxbury BMC today with beating, robbing and terrorizing MBTA Green Line passengers during a violent spree Thursday afternoon, District Attorney Kevin Hayden announced.
PARRISH LAMONT JONES, 25, of Dorchester and WILLIAM JAMES WINDHAM, 21, of Brockton were both charged with armed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury.
Judge Margaret Albertson ordered Jones held without bail pending a January 18 dangerousness hearing. Albertson found Windham dangerous, set $15,000 bail, and ordered home confinement with GPS monitoring if released. Windham will appear in court February 10 for a probable cause hearing.
A 16-year-old female was also charged in the incident and was arraigned in Suffolk County Juvenile Court and released to her mother.
Assistant District Attorney Amanda Sheehan said that at about 6:05 p.m. Thursday police responded to the Kenmore MBTA station after being alerted that three males and a female were robbing a passenger on a Green Line trolley. Witnesses told police that they saw the four punching and stealing from passengers. Additional witnesses told police they saw the four “mugging” people with a crowbar. Another witness said the group “terrorized” passengers, shoving and threatening them, and that the suspects hit him in the face with a crowbar and fists before stealing his phone and wallet.
Police arrested the juvenile as she walked near the Fenway MBTA station and arrested Jones and Windham on a trolley. The third male was not located.
“Terrorizing, beating and robbing MBTA passengers is not just a crime against the victims themselves but a direct assault on the public’s right to use public transportation safely and peacefully. These individuals violated that right, viciously, and they will be held accountable,” Hayden said.
On January 12, 2023 at approximately 5PM Transit Police Operations received a report of a male victim being assaulted by a group, 3 males and 1 female, one of the offenders being armed with a crowbar. This alleged assault occurred at the Harvard Sq. MBTA station however the victim reported it upon arrival at Park Street Station. The offending group continued to travel to Kenmore Station from Park St where they attacked and robbed another victim while on board a Green Line Trolley. The group allegedly were also threatening several commuters on board the trolley with violence. The marauding group continued to travel to Fenway where they robbed and beat another victim, on the platform, with a crowbar causing facial injuries to the victim. After this assault and robbery the group fled onto the right of way heading in the direction of Brookline.
Multiple Transit Police units descended upon the area and conducted an exhaustive area search locating three individuals involved in the assaults and robberies. Placed into custody were PARRISH JONES, 25, of Dorchester, WILLIAM WINDHAM, 21, of Brockton and a female juvenile, 16, of Dorchester. All three will face Assault & Battery w/a Dangerous Weapon causing Bodily Injury, Assault & Battery and Armed Robbery charges. All three were transported to TPD HQ for the arrest booking process.
The investigation is ongoing relative to this matter.