Stonington Police Department standing

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STONINGTON — A Westerly man was arrested for the fourth time in eight days on Sunday after the police said he assaulted a person in Pawcatuck's Donahue Park in plain view of two Westerly officers.

The man, Matthew C. Sprague, 30, of 34 Pierce St., was charged by Stonington police with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace. The police said he was later released on bond.

According to a police report, Stonington officers were called to Donahue Park around 4 p.m. after the Westerly officers called to report that they had detained Sprague after seeing him assault an adult. The person, who knew Sprague, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Westerly Hospital to receive treatment.

According to Westerly police records, Sprague was charged with simple assault or battery and disorderly conduct after a domestic incident on Sept. 29, and with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after a medical emergency call on Sept. 30. On Oct. 1, he was charged with disorderly conduct during a well-being check. All of those cases are still considered active, according to Rhode Island judicial records.

— Jason Vallee

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