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Taunton man with 69 convictions arraigned again

Brittney Murray

A Taunton man whose criminal record includes 69 adult convictions is being held on high bail after he was arraigned at Brockton Superior Court on Wednesday on charges stemming from a Middleboro assault.

Derek Lindsay, 36, whose last known address is 671 County St. Taunton, was arraigned on two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, one count of assault and battery and one count of carrying a dangerous weapon. He pleaded innocent and was held on $100,000 bail.

The case was continued until Aug. 19. He is represented by defense attorney Robert Galibois. The prosecutor was Lewis Armistead.

The charges stem from an incident in Middleboro. Authorities alleged the suspect burst into a tattoo parlor and stabbed a patron. The attack was caught on tape, authorities said.

A grand jury indicted Lindsay on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, which moved the case to the superior court.

While free on $25,000 bail from the tattoo parlor incident, Lindsay allegedly assaulted and threatened a young woman in front of an off-duty police officer. A warrant was issued and while serving it, Taunton police said they uncovered a cachet of ammunition and drugs. He faces additional charges in the Taunton case.

Brittney Murray can be reached at bmurray@enterprisenews.com.