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Wareham Man Held Without Bail, Charged in Stabbing Murder After Traffic Confrontation

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Contact: Beth Stone 508-584-8120

WAREHAM – A Wareham man has been held without bail after his arraignment today on Murder and Assault charges, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

David Robbins, 65, of Wareham, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment today in Wareham District Court on one count each of Murder and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon. Judge Robert Ovoian granted the Commonwealth’s request that he be held without bail.

At approximately 4:55 a.m. on Wednesday, November 6, Wareham Police Department received a 911 call for a report of a stabbing in the area of 184 Main Street. Upon arrival, officers located a vehicle with obvious damage and the male victim outside bleeding from a stab wound. The victim was taken to Tobey Hospital in Wareham before being medflighted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he was pronounced dead on November 8. He was identified as 33 year-old Yves Roux Jr. of Wareham.

Wareham Police contacted State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and an investigation commenced. On the morning of November 6, Roux and Robbins were separately traveling along Main Street in Wareham, making their way to work. Robbins was traveling in a blue pickup truck and Roux in a sedan. As part of their investigation, through eyewitness accounts, video surveillance and a dashboard camera that had previously been installed inside the victim’s vehicle, detectives developed information that a traffic confrontation ensued between Robbins and Roux prior to the stabbing. Roux was parked behind Robbins at an intersection when Robbins stopped his pickup truck in the road. Roux exited his sedan and approached Robbins’s truck. The men, who did not know one another, exchanged words before Robbins allegedly stabbed Roux once in the arm. Bleeding profusely, Roux returned to his vehicle, performed a U-turn and headed in the other direction on Main Street. His vehicle drifted into several parked cars on the side of the street before coming to a stop. A bystander called 911 at that time.

Robbins is next scheduled to appear in Wareham District Court on December 12, 2019.

Assistant District Attorney Shanan Buckingham is prosecuting the case, which was investigated by State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and Wareham Police Department.

November 12, 2019