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Lowell Stab Victim Held in Girlfriend’s Assault

November 15, 2018

LOWELL -- A 26-year-old Lowell man was ordered held without bail Thursday at his arraignment on charges he punched, strangled and body slammed his girlfriend during a Saturday incident that allegedly prompted his girlfriend’s ex and a friend to attack and stab him.

Sombatt Dam, of 63 Anderson St., was suffering from a stab wound to his chest when police found him inside his girlfriend’s Garin Terrace apartment Saturday night, according to police reports. Dam was taken to Tufts Medical Center with a punctured lung, according to police reports.

Police allege Dam was stabbed by his girlfriend’s ex and two friends who were angry that Dam allegedly assaulted the woman.

The woman initially told police she didn’t know Dam’s attackers, but then changed her story and said her ex had come to her apartment to pick up his child and that two men who were with him assaulted Dam, according to police reports.

The woman also told police Dam drunkenly assaulted her earlier Saturday, punched her, choked her, and body slammed her into a flight of stairs, according to police reports.

Police arrested Dam after he was released from the hospital Tuesday and charged him with domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, domestic assault and battery, and domestic strangulation, according to police.

Judge Tejal Mehta ordered Dam held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing she scheduled for Tuesday.

Jonathan Ramos, 29, of 5 Hampshire Place -- the woman’s ex boyfriend -- and Elvin Lopez, 40, of 5 Hampshire Place, are already being held without bail they face charges of armed assault with intent to murder and armed assault in a dwelling in connection with allegedly stabbing Dam.

Both men were arraigned earlier this week and are scheduled to face dangerousness hearings on Friday.

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