Father and Son Charged in Alleged Stabbing and Assault with Bottle

May 25, 2019 GMT

LOWELL — Two Tewksbury men are facing felony assault charges for allegedly attacking a man with a broken bottle at the Charles A. Gallagher Intermodal Terminal Thursday night.

Lowell Police Capt. Donald Crawford said on Friday that Cameron Varney, 57, and Jacob O’Donnell-Varney, 20, were arrested Thursday around 6 p.m. The father and son pair were both charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

According to Capt. James Hodgdon, police responded to reports of the duo attacking an unidentified man with a broken bottle. The victim then pulled out a box cutter to defend himself, according to police. Capt. Hodgdon said both the victim and Varney suffered injuries from the incident and had to be taken to an area hospital for treatment. Varney was arrested after he was treated for his injuries.


Varney and O’Donnell-Varney were later released on bail but will appear in Lowell District Court on Tuesday.