Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
South Kingstown Man Charged With Domestic Offenses; Future Charges Likely
Jason M. Morris, 27, of 499 High St., South Kingstown, was arrested at about 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 30 and charged with domestic violation of a no-contact order and larceny less than $1,500.
According to police, a woman at a High Street home told police that Morris had passed out in a bedroom of the home after taking drugs. Prior to passing out, the woman told police that he had taken her credit card.
Police said a review of the scene and Morris’ condition was consistent with the woman’s story. A no-contact order was also active between Morris and the woman.
According to police, Morris was transported multiple times to South County Hospital for treatment. He was then held for arraignment at Fourth Division District Court at about 9 a.m. on Dec. 31.
However, police said that the victim reported contact from Morris again – about a dozen calls between 2:40 p.m. and 3:42 p.m.
According to the victim, Morris had been calling her repeatedly while at the ACI. Police said guards at the ACI were informed, and as a result, Morris would be placed into a segregated unit without phone privileges.
Police said that Morris’ calls likely violated the conditions of a new no-contact order that was enacted on Dec. 31, before he was sent to the ACI. As a result, two additional charges of violating a no-contact order are likely to be filed at Morris’ next court appearance.
South Kingstown Teen Charged With Assaulting Ex-Boyfriend
Laura Kelly, 18, of 16 Dawn Court, South Kingstown, was arrested at about 12:13 a.m. on Dec. 31 and charged with domestic assault, disorderly conduct and vandalism.
According to police, they received an assault complaint from a 23-year-old male employee of the West Kingston Mobil at about 10:50 p.m. on Dec. 30. The employee said that Kelly, his ex, had come to his work intoxicated and hit him when he refused to talk to someone on the phone.
Police said the employee’s shirt was ripped, consistent with his story, and the condition of the store also seemed to match his statement. Police noted that the store has security footage, which would be added to the case file.
According to police, an initial attempt to locate Kelly at her home was unsuccessful. However, she turned herself in to police headquarters later that night. She was arrested, processed and head for arraignment the morning of Dec. 31.
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