Edgartown police sought charges this week against three Island teenagers, in connection with a November 3 fight that began when one of the teens went to retrieve a television set and ended up with a superficial knife wound.
Police summonsed Joseph Fournier, 18, of Edgartown to face a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Also summonsed were Scott Fielding, 19, of Vineyard Haven, and Drew Moreis, 18, of Tisbury. The latter two will face charges of assault and battery.
According to the police report, Mr. Moreis, backed up by Mr. Fielding, arrived at a house on West Tisbury Road and confronted Mr. Fournier, whom Mr. Moreis accused of being disrespectful to his mother earlier, when Mr. Fournier retrieved his TV set from the Moreis home.
Mr. Fournier pulled out a three- to four-inch folding knife. During a scuffle, he made a jab toward Mr. Fielding’s head and cut him below his lip with the tip of the blade.
None of the participants in the fight called police, who arrived and began an investigation after the homeowner called 911 to report a disturbance. Mr. Moreis and Mr. Fielding told police they did not want to call police because they are already involved with unrelated charges in Edgartown District Court.