One of Four Suspects in The Red Door Assaults Charged With Attempted Murder

Police arrested four people and charged one of them with attempted murder in connection to a stabbing and assaults at The Red Door bar in Watertown on Sunday that sent three people to the hospital.

Jamar "Styles" Smith, 31, of Waterbury, is facing multiple charges including criminal attempt at murder and Franklin "Frankie" Damon Jr., 33, Frederick "Freddie" Bonds, 27, of Waterbury, and Kelly Hernandez, 31, of Waterbury, are facing numerous assault charges.

A brawl started in the bar between nine people at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday, but the most serious attacks happened outside the 675 Main St. bar after security guards kicked the group out. One man was stabbed in the torso with a knife and another man was hit over the head with a beer bottle, police said. A group of people assaulted a woman, bruising her face and body after throwing her to the ground and repeatedly hitting and kicking her.

The attackers took off in two SUVs, including a light-colored Nissan and possibly a dark Acura, police said.

Police were looking for six people captured on surveillance footage, but it's unclear if police expect any more arrests.

Smith and Damon Jr. were both charged with first-degree and third-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment and second-degree breach of peace. Smith is also charged with criminal attempt at murder.

Bonds and Hernandez were charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.

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