Newport Police Log: Two Alleged Kitchen Knife Assaults, DUI Arrest
The following is based on reports from the Newport Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Man charged with allegedly attacking roommate with knife
Eric N. Anderson, 47, of Newport, was arrested around 9:37 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 9, for domestic assault with a deadly weapon, domestic vandalism, and domestic simple assault charges.
Police were dispatched to Anderson's residence for a report of two men fighting, and when they arrived, found the victim bleeding from his hands and head. He said Anderson had attacked him and accused him of stealing his medication.
Newport firefighters also responded to treat him.
The victim told police Anderson then grabbed a kitchen knife and came at him with it. He hid with his girlfriend in the bathroom until they believed Anderson had left.
When they came out, the broken knife was stuck in the door, which had several puncture marks in it.
Police found Anderson at the emergency room at Newport Hospital.
Man reportedly threatened woman with a knife
Charles J. Roderick, 34, of Newport, was arrested around 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, for domestic assault with a deadly weapon, domestic simple assault and domestic threats charges.
Police were dispatched to Festival Field for an assault report. According to the victim, Roderick had pinned her on the floor and threatened her with a kitchen knife.
The victim did not require any medical treatment.
Reports said there were signs of a struggle throughout the apartment.
Police located Roderick at Mama Leone's.
Man charged with DUI
Agim Jazaj, 38, of 2 Kingston Ave., Newport, was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 9, for DUI, resisting arrest, and driving without a license charges.
Police stopped Jazaj, who was leaving The Landing. Reports said he appeared intoxicated and refused to submit to a field sobriety test.
Jazaj also said he did not have his license on him.
When police handcuffed him, he tried to break free twice.
Man sleeping on steps reportedly attacks officer
Jayson A. Desack, 38, of 29 Franklin St., Newport, was arrested around 4:59 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, for a simple assault charge.
An employee from Rosemary and Thyme reported Desack to police because he was sleeping on the steps near the restaurant.
When police tried to wake Desack, he reportedly rammed the officer with his chest.
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.