Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Matthew K. Sklarski, 18, of 44 Mulberry Road, South Kingstown, was arrested at about 9:15 p.m. on Nov. 19 and charged with domestic assault. Police said Sklarski is a student at South Kingstown High School.
According to police, they received an in-station complaint from a 17-year-old South Kingstown girl about Sklarski.
The girl told police that Sklarski had assaulted her outside of Jim’s Dock, based on the dissolution of their three-month relationship. Police noted that the girl had injuries consistent with an assault, and she and her father told police that Sklarski had been controlling and emotionally abusive as well.
Police said that Sklarski was arrested at his home later that night. He told police that the victim had been the aggressor, and her injuries were self-inflicted, from her striking her own wrists on the trunk of his car and her own face on the dashboard.
According to police, Sklarski also claimed that the victim had assaulted him, however, police said Sklarski showed no signs of injury and refused any medical evaluation.
Police said Sklarski was processed and then released at about 12:25 a.m. on Nov. 20. However, he was arrested again later that same day and charged with violating a no-contact order.
Sklarski allegedly violated that order at about 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 20, and he voluntarily turned himself in to police headquarters later that day.
Police said the victim showed officers text messages from Sklarski, asking that the victim lie about the domestic assault arrest that generated the no-contact order. Comments were also left on the victim’s Instagram account from Sklarski.
Police noted that several days later, they received additional complaints from the family member of the victim, who said that a family member of Sklarski had asked them to drop the charges. Police said that Sklarski had also contacted the best friend of the victim in an attempt to pressure her to get the charges dropped.
Both of these incidents remain under investigation as to whether they violate the terms of the no-contact agreement. Sklarski is scheduled to appear in Fourth Division District Court on Dec. 6 for arraignment and a pre-trial conference.
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