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Interim Report of the Providence County Grand Jury (Reported February 16, 2015)

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.

Devin Harrison, age 20 1300 Park Street Attleboro, MA P1-2015-0443A
Reginald Dore, age 23 514 Newport Avenue Attleboro, MA P1-2015-0443B
Travis Lesperance, age 25 216 South Main Street Attleboro, MA P1-2015-0443C

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced indictments charging Devin Harrison, Reginald Dore, and Travis Lesperance, all of Attleboro, MA, with felony assault, first degree robbery, assault with intent to rob and two counts of conspiracy.

The indictments were unsealed this morning in Providence County Superior Court where the three individuals were arraigned before Superior Court Justice Francis J. Darigan. All three were ordered held without bail. Next court date is 3/11 for Determination of Attorney and 3/17 for Bail Hearing.

It is alleged that on or about May 6, 2013, Harrison, Dore, Lesperance and a fourth individual, Juan Echeverria (age 19), of Attleboro, drove from Attleboro to the area near Providence College with the intent to rob people. It is further alleged that the individuals confronted and pushed Kevin Lynch as he was leaving Providence College campus. Lynch was able to able to turn and run away.

A short time later, it is alleged that the individuals robbed and assaulted Doug Biancur, a Providence College senior who was leaving campus after studying for final exams. The victim was left unconscious and suffered severe injuries.

Echeverria, who was a juvenile at the time of the incident, was previously waived out of Family Court to be tried as an adult. On January 30, 2015, he pled nolo contendere to first degree robbery, assault with intent to commit robbery, and one count of conspiracy. He is currently being held without bail pending sentencing.

The Providence County Grand Jury had returned the indictments on February 16, 2015. Warrants were issued for Harrison, Dore and Lesperance. The three were arrested on February 23, 2015 by Attleboro Police and agreed to waive extradition to Rhode Island.

The Providence Police conducted the investigation.

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