Accused New Bedford Stabber Found Dangerous

District Attorney Sam Sutter announced today that New Bedford resident Keith Lake has been found dangerous by Superior Court Judge John Connor. Lake will be held without bail for the next 90 days while awaiting his trial.  Mr. Lake was arrested April 26th after having repeatedly stabbed and bludgeoned his ex-girlfriend after ambushing her in her New Bedford apartment.

On April 26th Mr. Lake, 33,  skipped his arraignment for a malicious destruction of a motor vehicle charge at the New Bedford District Court and waited for his ex-girlfriend at her apartment.  When she arrived home he attacked her, leaving her with serious injuries that resulted in transportation to St. Luke's trauma facility.

After contacting and threatening friends and family of the victim, Lake proceeded to avoid the police for the next four hours before he was found in the North End of New Bedford exiting the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall.

Mr. Lake faces a sixteen count indictment charging him with home invasion, armed assault with intent to murder, armed assault in a dwelling, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault and battery in violation of a restraining order, malicious injury to property over $250, threats (4 counts), larceny over $250, resisting arrest, failure to stop for police, operating a motor vehicle to endanger and placing annoying phone calls.