Community Calendar

Mahjong
12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Quilting Group
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown

Art Stroll
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Westerly

... View all of today's events


Stay Connected




Westerly man facing domestic charges


WAKEFIELD — A Westerly man pleaded not guilty to domestic assault charges before 4th Division District Court Judge Madeline Quirk Tuesday.

Jason A. Rathbun, 37, of 15 Summer St., Apt. 2, entered the plea to misdemeanor Westerly police charges of domestic simple assault/battery and domestic disorderly conduct.

Westerly Sgt. Robert Warner said police responded to a home on Pleasant Street Monday after receiving a report of a female screaming for help. Police responding to the scene said they found Rathbun on top of the alleged victim, “forcefully holding her down on the couch and shaking her.”

A police officer said that as he attempted to forcefully remove Rathbun from the woman, he fought the officer’s efforts to remove him and physically pushed back. Police said after a brief struggle, he was handcuffed. Police said when asking questions of the parties involved, they refused to cooperate. The woman’s injuries, clear red marks on her stomach and arms, were photographed for evidence, police said.

Police said the woman, whom Rathbun said he had a substantial dating relationship, refused medical treatment.

Rathbun was held at the station overnight for his appearance in court on Tuesday.

— A.J. Algier

 


Back to LatestNews
Top Stories of the Week

Abandoned cabin cruiser destroyed in Napatree Point fire, cause considered …
WESTERLY — A 38-foot cabin cruiser left at Napatree Point since running aground in July has been destroyed after an early morning fire Tuesday. Watch … more ...

WordPress workshop at New England Institute of Technology …
EAST GREENWICH — New England Institute of Technology will host the WordPress WordCamp RI workshop Sept. 25 and 26 at its East Greenwich campus, at … more ...

Police logs: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 …
Westerly James Dylan Main, 18, of 131 Old Shannock Road, Charlestown, was charged Friday with simple assault and/or battery, dometic. David Carter Jr., 22, of … more ...

Westerly council taps Kennedy for town manager …
WESTERLY — Derrik M. Kennedy, an Old Saybrook, Conn., native, is the Town Council’s unanimous choice to become the next town manager, pending a successful … more ...

Stonington teacher back with ‘West Vine family’ …
STONINGTON — Kaitlin Eppinger’s kindergarten classroom at West Vine Street School is cozy, as comfy as a temporary space can be. It’s bright, colorful and … more ...

Comments