Newport man arrested for assault and robbery, lewd and lascivious conduct

1 min read
Responsive Banner Ad

NEWPORT — A local man out on bail is facing a slew of charges following an incident that took place Saturday night.

Dontay Canada, 37, of Newport, is facing charges of assault and robbery, false information to law enforcement, and lewd and lascivious conduct.

Newport police say they heard a female screaming somewhere in the vicinity of the police department on April 4, at around 11:30 p.m.

Officers say they found a distraught young woman with hand and arm abrasions and a human bite mark on her left and right hands.

She told officers that Canada, who was across the parking lot, had allegedly assaulted her and demanded money.

Several witnesses reported to officers that they had allegedly seen him assault the victim and heard him yell at her.

Canada was charged and taken into custody.

He was out on bail for two separate cases with charges including resisting arrest, simple assault on a protected professional, assault with a deadly weapon, and unlawful trespass.

Police say he has six prior felony charges.

Canada will be arraigned today at the Orleans County Superior Court.

1 Comment

  1. Are you kidding me? Why is this guy out of jail? People go to jail and stay there for far less.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.