At domestic incident, Hopkington police say they caught up to a wanted man

At domestic incident, Hopkington police say they caught up to a wanted man

HOPKINTON — A Kenney Hill Road man who had eluded police after a rollover last October was arrested late last month and charged with domestic assault, resisting arrest, and traffic-related offenses. 

Rodney L. Sherman, 36, of 9 Kenney Hill Road, is facing a total of nine charges, according to Rhode Island judicial records. He was arraigned and released on bond Feb. 28. Hopkinton Police Capt. Mark Carrier said Tuesday that officers were called to Sherman’s residence after a report of a disturbance at his home at about 8 p.m. Feb. 27. Sherman tried to push his way through the officers and fought with them as they tried to take him into custody, the police said.

Carrier said Sherman was named in a warrant that the department had obtained on Oct. 31, three days after he was involved in a crash near his home, at the intersection of Kenney Hill and Dye Hill roads. Several witnesses who knew Sherman were present as he rolled his car over, causing consider damage, the police said. He escaped the wreck on his own, police said, and fled on foot to avoid arrest.

The police said they had had tried to serve the warrant, but were unable to locate Sherman until the Feb. 27 incident. He now faces charges of reckless driving, failure to stop at an accident resulting in damage to property, obstructing an officer, and driving when license is suspended or denied, as well as charges of domestic simple assault or battery, domestic disorderly conduct, domestic vandalism, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. Court records indicate that Sherman has pleaded not guilty plea to all charges and is due back in court for pretrial conferences on March 20.


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