Suspect in Deadly Robbery Attempt in New Bedford to be Arraigned
NEW BEDFORD — The surviving suspect in the attempted robbery of a cab driver in New Bedford over the summer faces arraignment in Fall River Superior Court.
The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says Kyle Dawson, 23, of New Bedford, will be arraigned Wednesday after he was indicted earlier this month on charges of involuntary manslaughter, armed assault with intent to rob, and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Dawson was arrested after he and Christopher Dunton, 24, of New Bedford, attempted to rob the driver of the cab they were riding in on Bentley Street just after 1 a.m. on August 10.
Prosecutors say Dawson and Dunton tried to rob the man by placing him in a chokehold and holding a knife to him. The driver was able to escape the cab and fired several shots into the back seat, striking Dunton multiple times. The driver was licensed to carry a firearm. Dunton was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Hospital.
Dawson was arrested soon after the incident.