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Interim County of the Providence County Grand Jury (Reported May 15, 2014)

Please note: An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees that a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Jose Lopez, age 17 28 Joslin Street, Apt. 2 Providence, RI P1-2014-1482AG

Daquan Watts, age 20 80 Pembroke Street Providence, RI P1-2014-1482BG

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Jose Lopez and Daquan Watts each with murder, discharge of a firearm while committing a crime of violence, conspiracy, and carrying a firearm without a license. It is alleged that Lopez and Watts murdered Ryan Almeida outside his mother's Pawtucket apartment on Christmas Eve.

The Pawtucket Police conducted the investigation. Lopez and Watts are scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court before Justice Robert D. Krause on May 30, 2014.

Yatniel Padilla, age 33 33 Paradis Ave. Woonsocket, RI P1-2014-1483ADV

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Yatniel Padilla with first degree sexual assault domestic, assault with a dangerous weapon domestic, simple assault domestic, refusal to relinquish a telephone, larceny under $1,500 and resisting arrest.

It is alleged that on our about dates between January 12, 2014 and January 15, 2014, Padilla sexually and physically assaulted a women with whom he was in a domestic relationship.

The alleged events took place in Woonsocket. The Woonsocket Police conducted the investigation. Padilla is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on June 4, 2014.

Josue Laboy, age 18 159 Hudson Street Providence, RI P1-2014-1484A

Julian Diaz, age 19 81 Daniels Street Pawtucket, RI P1-2014-1484B

Thomas Sanchez, age 23 25 Noyes Street Providence, RI P1-2014-1484C

Christopher Xavier, age 30 9 Columbine Avenue Pawtucket, RI P1-2014-1484D

Maria Rojas, age 26 7 Garvey Street Pawtucket, RI P1-2014-1484E

The Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging Josue Laboy, Julian Diaz, Thomas Sanchez, Christopher Xavier and Maria Rojas each with one count of conspiracy and three counts of first degree robbery.

It is alleged on or about February 16, 2014, Laboy, Diaz, Sanchez, Xavier and Rojas conspired to commit robbery and did rob three individuals. The alleged robberies took place in Pawtucket.

The Pawtucket Police conducted the investigation. All five are scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on June 4, 2014.

Related links

Department or agency: Office of the Attorney General: Grand Jury Reports

Online: http://www.riag.ri.gov/criminal/

Release date: 05-15-2014

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