A 29-year-old New Bedford man accused of stabbing another man outside a Brock Avenue convenience store was deemed dangerous last week by a Fall River Superior Court judge and will be held without bail for up to 180 days as the case proceeds to trial, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

Daniel Brum faces an indictment charging him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife).

On August 30, New Bedford Police officers responded to a Ruth Street home for a reported stabbing. The male victim, who sustained multiple stab wounds to his lower body, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital for his treatment.

Investigating officers subsequently learned that the stabbing occurred at Richdale Food Mart at 951 Brock Avenue. Officers were able to retrieve surveillance video from the store, on which the defendant is observed exiting his vehicle, approaching the victim, and then punching and making stabbing motions towards him. The victim’s girlfriend subsequently contacted police and positively identified the defendant in the video.

The defendant’s rental car was subsequently located at County and Winsor Streets. Police towed the vehicle and obtained a search warrant to process it. Police located what appeared to be blood on the driver's seat.

The dangerousness hearing was held on November 25 and Judge Raffi Yessayan issued his dangerousness ruling on December 2. The defendant is due back in court for a pretrial hearing on December 17.

"The defendant has a history of committing violent crimes and clearly is a danger to the community. He belongs off the street until trial," District Attorney Quinn said.

— Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

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