NEW BEDFORD — An early morning stabbing at New Bedford motel has sent one man to the hospital while another is being held without bail.

New Bedford Police confirm to WBSM News they responded to a report of a stabbing at the New Bedford Inn & Suites, located at 500 Hathaway Road, at approximately 1:21 a.m. Monday morning. When police arrived, they learned the victim had left the area, but say he was located in a nearby vehicle shortly thereafter. He was transported to the hospital, according to police spokesman Lt. Ricard Rezendes.

Police then followed the blood trail to an apartment inside the building. Inside, they found three individuals, whom police determined were intoxicated and had open liquor bottles present, including a person under the legal drinking age.

Through investigation, police determined that 29-year-old Dominic Lamar Shoulders of 27 Stapleton St, Apartment 1, was their suspect for the stabbing of the victim. He was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, interfering with a police officer and providing liquor to a person under 21. He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant charge.

Police also arrested 23-year-old Khaylon Cruz of 311 Coggeshall Street, Apartment 1, on charges of disturbing the peace, and interfering with a police officer.

Also arrested was 18-year-old Clarissa Cabral, on charges of assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, interfering with a police officer and accessory after the fact. Lt. Rezendes says Cabral got into a confrontation with an officer while attempting to interfere with the investigation.

Shoulders was arraigned this morning in New Bedford District Court and ordered held without bail, pending a dangerousness hearing on December 1.

Lt. Rezendes said he did not have a status update on the victim at this time.

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