State Government Press Releases

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06/26/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Montrell Hopper (age 24), of Providence, pleaded guilty on June 24, 2019 to two counts of first-degree robbery, one count of using a firearm while committing a crime of violence, and two counts of possession of a firearm after being convicted of a...
06/24/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Elijah Blyden (age 19), of Cranston, pleaded guilty to a first degree robbery on June 19, 2019 before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause. The case against Blyden stems from a 2018 home invasion on Hanover Street in Providence. Blyden is...
06/19/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Kevin Viara (age 50), of Seekonk, MA, pleaded guilty on June 17, 2019 to one count of domestic kidnapping; two counts of domestic assault of a person over 60, bodily injury resulting; and one count of vandalism. Providence County Superior Court...
06/14/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Ryan Beeley (age 40), of Warwick, pleaded nolo contendere today to one count of involuntary manslaughter before Superior Court Justice Daniel A. Procaccini. The charge stems from a 2017 incident that resulted in the unintentional death of Beeley's 7-...
06/14/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Juan Velasquez (age 22) pleaded guilty on June 12, 2019, to two counts of first degree robbery and one count of burglary before Providence Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause. The Court sentenced him to a 35-year full sentence with 17 years to...
06/14/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Allen Hanson (age 33), of East Providence, pleaded guilty on June 11, 2019 to one count of involuntary manslaughter. Providence County Superior Court Justice Luis M. Matos sentenced Hanson to a 30-year full sentence with 26 years to serve at the ACI...
06/12/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Andrew McLean (age 26), of Woonsocket, pleaded guilty on June 10, 2019, before Providence County Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to one count of first-degree robbery, one count of conspiracy, one count of discharging a firearm during the...
06/10/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced today that James Stevens (age 31), of Providence, was sentenced before Superior Court Justice Luis M. Matos to 30 years for the 2016 manslaughter death of Jasper Williams. Stevens was found guilty by a Providence County Superior Court jury on April 9,...
06/06/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Louis Amaral (age 28), of Providence, pleaded guilty on June 5, 2019 to charges of possession of a pistol without a license and possession of a firearm after conviction for a crime of violence, and violating his probation. Superior Court Justice...
06/06/2019
Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that Kamari Kerr (age 26), of Massachusetts, was found guilty on June 4, 2019 of first-degree arson, domestic. The jury returned the verdict after a five-day trial, presided over by Superior Court Justice Sarah Taft-Carter, and one day of deliberations.