Hyannis man arrested after allegedly wielding knife in Cotuit

Matthew Monroe

COTUIT – Barnstable Police report that on Thursday at 8:40 PM, they were called to 35 Ocean View Avenue in Cotuit after the tenant reported an assault by a man with a knife. Investigation revealed 27-year-old Matthew Monroe of Hyannis, had arrived at the residence to confront the occupants, after being told he couldn’t come over to visit his child. Monroe had a previous relationship with a woman who resides at the Cotuit home, and requested visitation with their child. When Monroe was denied, he allegedly became angry and showed up brandishing a knife. The confrontation ended quickly when a 25-year-old male resident of the home, in self-defense, armed himself with a baseball bat. Monroe fled the area prior to police arrival. Based on statements given by the victim and witness, a warrant issued for Monroe’s arrest for Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.

On Friday at 11:20 PM, further investigation led police to 98 High School Road in Hyannis where Monroe was taken into custody on the warrant. He was held at the Barnstable Police Station on $5,000 cash bail pending arraignment in Barnstable District Court on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

Media release and mugshot furnished by Barnstable Police