No Jail Time for Fraley, Rodriguez
The resolution of two cases in Washington County Superior Court comes with no jail time for either defendant.
Unless otherwise noted, files at Washington County Superior Court contain the information about the following court cases. You can review them at the McGrath Judicial Complex.
Charge Filed Against Fraley For Stolen Car
Angelo Fraley, 20, now of 121 Old Shannock Road, Charlestown, and formerly of 176 Townhouse Road, Richmond, pleaded no contest to a Narragansett police charge of manipulating a motor vehicle with malicious intent, which was amended from a charge of possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
Superior Court Associate Justice Melanie Thunberg ordered Fraley to pay $91 in assessments, and the charge will be filed for one year. Fraley pleaded on Nov. 7.
For our report on the initial incident, click here. Narragansett police said that Fraley and another man, Alexander Blunt, stole a car from Old Mountain Lanes in South Kingstown, and took it on a joyride in Providence before trying to abandon the car in Narragansett.
Fraley previously pleaded no contest to a Charlestown police charge of domestic assault on Jan. 11. He was ordered to serve a year of probation for that offense, which was reset to another year as of April 9 because of the probation violation stemming from his Narragansett arrest.
Larceny Charge Against Rodriguez Dismissed
A Narragansett police charge of felony larceny against Melvin Rodriguez, 38, of 392 Academy Ave., Apt. 1, Providence, was dismissed on Nov. 19.
According to court records, a confession from Rodriguez was suppressed at an Oct. 26 hearing, after which point the state didn’t have the evidence to secure a conviction.
According to Narragansett police reports, they received a report of stolen items from a Narragansett home that had been visited by a Cranston cleaning company. Based on an investigation, Rodriguez was identified as a suspect.
Police said that they believed Rodriguez sold gold to a pawn shop, but the evidence was then melted by the shop before it could be recovered by police.
As a result, the case against Rodriguez mainly relied on his confession. According to police, Rodriguez said he had stolen the jewelry to send about $1,300 back to Honduras for a sick child.
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