Arrests: Man Threatened with Knife, Cyberstalking and Assault
The following is based on reports from the Newport Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Chanthy Khun, 39, of 143 Third St., Newport, was arrested around 10 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, for felony assault with a dangerous weapon and an active bench warrant for failure to appear in court.
Police responded to Rex Liquors for a report of a man sitting in the doorway refusing to move.
Reports said Khun appeared drunk and was yelling incoherently. He told police he had been drinking and had tried to buy alcohol.
The clerk told police Khun became upset when he was told the alcohol he was trying to purchase for $2 was actually $5. He reportedly tried to leave the store without paying.
According to the clerk, Khun then allegedly waved a three-inch pocket knife at him. Someone grabbed Khun and took him out of the store.
Police found the knife in Khun’s pocket and seized it.
Newport man charged with cyber-harassment, crank phone calls
Thomas P. Lama, 52, of 42 Sherman St., Newport, was arrested around 3:45 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, for obscene phone calls and an active warrant for cyber-stalking and cyber-harassment.
Last October, the victim reported to police that Lama had been texting him and posting threatening messages on Facebook that he was going to hurt him. Reports said Lama also threatened via text that he was going to shoot him.
The victim again reported Lama had texted him threats on Jan. 11 and said he was afraid for his safety.
Police located Lama and placed him under arrest.
Man arrested on assault charge
Jerry A. Fisher, 28, of 7 Brewer St., Newport, was arrested around 8:55 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, for a simple assault charge.
Police were dispatched to a Memorial Boulevard residence for a reported fight.
A tenant told police he had heard fighting and saw blood on the walls in the hallway of the apartment building.
The landlord told police the victim came to his apartment with blood on his face and body, saying Fisher had assaulted him.
According to the victim, Fisher had been staying in his home when the two got into an argument.
Police located Fisher, who had left the scene, and placed him under arrest.
- Michael P. Bourke, 32, of 33 Memorial Blvd. West, was arrested around 9:14 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, for an active warrant.
The above reports detail arrests made by the Newport Police Department. Descriptions of all events are based solely on police officer reports provided to Patch.