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Westerly man in court for 3rd domestic assault case


WAKEFIELD — A 26-year-old Westerly man entered no plea in 4th Division District Court Tuesday before Judge Madeline Quirk to a Westerly police charge of domestic assault.

Tyler O’Rourke, of 25 Brandywine Drive, Apt. A, was charged early Tuesday with domestic simple assault and/or battery and domestic disorderly conduct. Because it was the third offense for O’Rourke, the arrest was charged as a felony meaning it will be heard at the Superior Court level.

Westerly Police Lt. Philip Williams read from a narrative of the incident indicating the alleged victim claimed to have been grabbed by O’Rourke while attempting to retrieve a cordless phone from the top of his bed. Describing him as “enraged,” the alleged victim said he “grabbed her by the left arm and shoved her into the bedroom door.”

O’Rourke was arrested shortly after midnight and was held at the police station and then in lockup at the Washington County courthouse before he appeared before the judge.

As police and court officials read through his court files, it was determined that he was an alleged violator of terms of his sentence requirements in previous cases. A warrant was served to him charging him as a violator.

O’Rourke, according to court files, had been arrested in 2010 and 2011 for domestic simple assault to which he pleaded no contest. In 2010, he pleaded no contest to two charges of domestic simple assault and domestic disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to a one-year prison term, suspended, one year probation, and six months to serve as a violator on previous conditions of his release on previous charges.

In 2011, he was sentenced to 10 days in prison, 355 days suspended, 355 days probation and attendance in domestic abuse and alcohol counseling.

O’Rourke is being held without bail until a determination of attorney and violation hearing scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 27.



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