According to police, Stokes-Sims got on a bus on Lincoln Street Wednesday, slashed at the driver's face, and then ran off.
The driver, who has been driving for Worcester Transit for more than five years, was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. He received multiple stitches for a wound that stretched from his ear to his chin. He came home on Thursday to spend some time with his fiancé and four children, but had to go back to the hospital Friday morning to get the stitches on his face checked again.
"I hope the person really takes time to reflect and understand that he almost took a father away from his four kids, and all his kids are very young still and he wouldn't have been here anymore," fiancé Kayla Peters said. "His kids need him."
Stokes-Sims was charged with armed assault with intent to murder, mayhem, and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury.
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