Manomet man who wanted loan repaid gets van smashed instead

Two Plymouth men were arrested on assault charges following a dispute over money, Tuesday night.

According to Captain John Rogers, the incident started when the alleged victim, who had loaned one of the suspects some money, met with the pair on Old Sandwich Road. He expected, Rogers said, to learn when he’d finally be repaid. Instead Christopher Askin, 21, of Crabtree Road and Erik Dempsey, 20, of Stafford Street, reportedly threatened the alleged victim with a log and wrench, respectively. They then allegedly smashed the windows of the victim’s van, Rogers added.

Askin had borrowed the money from the alleged victim, a 21-year-old Manomet man, with a promise to repay after he had received his tax refund, Rogers said.

They two were arrested at Askin’s home later that night. Both suspects were charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and malicious destruction to a motor vehicle over $250.

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