Groton Stabbing Victim Suffers Punctured Lung

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Police have arrested the man accused of stabbing another person in the city of Groton and leaving him with a punctured lung.

Richard Sawyer IV, 33, of Poquonnock Road in Groton, has been charged with first-degree assault.

Police said Sawyer stabbed a 25-year-old man in the chest and neck during the early morning hours of Sept. 8. The victim was rushed to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital for treatment of a punctured lung.

Sawyer was held on $500,000 bond and is due in court Sept. 15.

It's not clear if he has an attorney.

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