A 41-year-old Beverly man charged with a , along with a in nearby towns, is being held without bail as a danger to the public.
The Salem News reported that Michael Whitcomb's attorney did not contest that request by prosecutors at a dangerousness hearing on Friday in . The lawyer waived both her client's appearance in court and a full hearing on the dangerousness determination, according to the Salem News.
Whitcomb has been held without bail since his arrest Oct. 27 for the Oct. 23 incident in West Peabody. He is being charged with assault with intent to murder, armed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Peabody police indicated Whitcomb, a former Peabody resident well known to the department, was also a prime suspect in at least two other armed assaults in the downtown area.