Two men are behind bars after cops say a crowbar-wielding group of four went on a “violent spree” on the Green Line this week, “beating, robbing and terrorizing” T riders, according to the DA’s office.
Parrish Lamont Jones, 25, of Dorchester, and William James Windham, 21, of Brockton, are both charged with armed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury.
Jones is held without bail pending a Jan. 18 dangerousness hearing, per the orders of Judge Margaret Albertson, who had Windham held on $15,000 cash bail following a Friday arraignment, according to Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden’s office.
A 16-year-old girl also was arrested, but little other information is available about her because she’s a juvenile, other than that she’s ordered to stay away from all MBTA property, have no contact with the other defendants and observe a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.
The third man who rounded out the group has yet to be identified, the DA said.
The DA’s press release described their exploits as “a violent spree” that happened around 6 p.m. Thursday, during which time they were “beating, robbing and terrorizing” passengers already being subjected to rush hour on the Green Line.
Prosecutors said cops were called to the Kenmore MBTA station for a report that three men and a girl were robbing a passenger on a Green Line trolley.
There, witnesses told the cops that they saw the four punching and stealing from passengers, and the four “mugging” people with a crowbar.
Another witness said the group “terrorized” passengers, shoving and threatening them, and that the suspects hit him in the face with a crowbar and fists before stealing his phone and wallet, according to the DA’s office.
Police arrested the girl as she walked near the Fenway MBTA station and arrested Jones and Windham on a trolley.
“Terrorizing, beating and robbing MBTA passengers is not just a crime against the victims themselves but a direct assault on the public’s right to use public transportation safely and peacefully. These individuals violated that right, viciously, and they will be held accountable,” Hayden said in a statement.