Two arrested and charged in Hyannis attack

Terry Burdick

HYANNIS– Two people are facing charges in connection with the alleged attack of a woman behind the JFK Hyannis Museum Tuesday.

At 11:54 PM, Barnstable Police officers were called to the rear of the museum for a report of a female near the public restroom who had been badly assaulted and was injured.

Rochelle Wood

The investigation revealed a 45-year-old West Yarmouth woman had been in an altercation with 2-3 subjects who had fled prior to police arrival. Witnesses recounted the event to investigators who were able to identify two alleged assailants as 27-year-old Rochelle Wood of Hyannis and 32-year-old Terry Burdick of East Falmouth.

Arrest warrants were obtained for Burdick and Wood who were later located in the Hyannis area and taken into custody. Both suspects were transported to Barnstable District Court for arraignment. Wood was charged with Mayhem, Assault & Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and Assault & Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon.

Burdick was charged with Mayhem and Assault & Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

The victim was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with head and facial injuries and later transferred to Mass Eye & Ear in Boston where she was listed in stable condition as of yesterday morning.



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