Repeat offender arrested for New Bedford stabbing

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NEW BEDFORD — A repeat offender was taken into custody on June 27 after turning himself in connection with a North-End stabbing earlier in the month, police said.

Detectives charged Samuel Rodriguez, 38, with assault by means of a dangerous weapon causing bodily injury after an investigation into the June 14 incident.

Patrol units had responded to a call at Harvard St. in the Brickenwood Housing development, where they found an adult male with multiple stab wounds.

The victim, whose name was not released, was rushed to the hospital and is currently recovering.

Detective Matthew Sylvia led the investigation that resulted in the identification of Rodriguez, who resides at 195 Amanda Ave.

Following the establishment of probable cause, an arrest warrant was issued.

Rodriguez has a lengthy criminal history, including 70 adult arraignments and various convictions such as trafficking heroin, illegal possession of a firearm, and assault and battery on a police officer.

Authorities are urging anyone with additional information to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.

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