N. Providence man indicted for assault, refusing to give up a phone

N. Providence man indicted for assault, refusing to give up a phone

JOHNSTON - Charles Dowd, a resident of 20 Bellcourt Ave. in North Providence, was indicted on Wednesday, Dec. 4, and charged with one count of domestic simple assault and one count of refusal to relinquish a telephone. Dowd, 51, is accused of assaulting his girlfriend and then refusing to give up the phone when police arrived.

The Johnston Police Department conducted the investigation. Dowd is scheduled to be arraigned in Providence County Superior Court on Dec. 11.