Westerly YMCA Assault Charges

As reported by Maria Armental in the March 7, 2012 edition of the Providence Journal, Westerly Police have arrested three (3) men and a fourth man is wanted in connection with a brawl at the YMCA. The four men are accused of assaulting two other men. The victims suffered broken bones. The men have been charged with felony assault, simple assault and disorderly conduct.

Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 11-5-3, simple assault is every person who shall make an assault or battery or both shall be imprisoned not exceeding one year or fined not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both.

Whereas felony assault is defined as every person who shall make an assault or battery, or both, with a dangerous weapon, or with acid or other dangerous substance, or by fire, or an assault or battery which results in serious bodily injury, shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than twenty (20) years.

(c) "Serious bodily injury" means physical injury that:

(1) Creates a substantial risk of death;

(2) Causes protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily part, member or organ;

(3) Causes serious permanent disfigurement or circumcises, excises or infibulates the whole or any part of the labia majora or labia minora or clitoris of a person.

If your or a family member have been charged with a simple assault, felony assault or other domestic violence charges, please allow Attorney Robert H. Humphrey's reputation, experience and skill to successfully guide you through the legal process. Contact Robert H. Humphrey, Esq., at 401-816-5862 or e-mail him at

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