A third man has been charged in connection with a at a former downtown barbershop this summer.
Police say Martese Pruden, 24, whose address was listed as that of the barbershop at 14 Church St., cleaned up blood in the back of Urban Cutz barbershop after Christopher Francisquini, 21, pistol-whipped 23-year-old Matthew Solberg in the shop on June 18.
Solberg, who went to the barbershop intending to sell a large amount of marijuana, suffered serious injuries, including a fractured skull. He was in the intensive care unit for several days. Police say Francisquini beat him for his drugs and money.
Last week, , 21, of 5 Highland Ave., was charged with tampering with evidence and interfering with an officer for hiding the gun that was used in the assault, police said.
Pruden, who has pending cases for marijuana possession, was charged with tampering with physical evidence, a class D felony pubishable by up to five years in prison. He did not enter a plea during his arraignment Monday at Waterbury Superior Court, and his case has been continued to Oct. 15. The state's Judicial Branch website says that he is still imprisoned on a $7,500 bond.
Jarmon, who has been released from custody, has not yet entered a plea and his case has been continued to Sept. 25.
Francisquini, who is behind bars, has entered not guilty pleas to all charges. His next court date is Oct. 1 in Waterbury.
The barbershop has been closed since the incident.