Woman Charged in Alleged Knife Assault at Festival Field
The following is based on reports from the Newport Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Keisha T. Edwards, 27, of 82 Warner St., Newport, was arrested around 4:15 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, for felony assault with a dangerous weapon and three simple assault charges.
According to police reports, the victim said Edwards and another woman attacked him with a knife. He declined medical attention.
The victim told police he had asked a group of women in the common hallway of Festival Field to borrow a CD. He said they became agitated, so he left. They then came to his apartment, knocked on his door and were looking for a fight, he said.
Reports said the group then tried to push open the door, which hit the victim, his girlfriend, and her six-year-old daughter.
Edwards reportedly slashed a knife at the victim, cutting his torso twice. Another unidentified woman allegedly stabbed him in the torso, causing a puncture wound.
Police were did not locate a knife on Edwards or in the area.
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.