Interim Report of the Providence County Grand Jury
Reported June 13, 2024

 

An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

 

Jose Hernandez (age 20)

East Providence, RI

P1-2024-1978AG

 

On June 13, 2024, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Jose Hernandez with one count of first-degree robbery, one count of conspiracy to commit robbery, one count of assault with a dangerous weapon resulting in serious bodily injury, one count of carrying a pistol without a license, and one count of using a firearm while committing a crime of violence.

 

The alleged acts occurred in the City of East Providence on December 26, 2023. The East Providence Police Department conducted the investigation.

 

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on June 26, 2024, in Providence County Superior Court.

 

Joel Amaro (age 37)

Woonsocket, RI

P1-2024-1979A

 

On June 13, 2024, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Joel Amaro with one count of first-degree robbery and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon.

 

The alleged acts occurred in the City of Woonsocket on January 18, 2024. The Woonsocket Police Department conducted the investigation.

 

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on July 3, 2024, in Providence County Superior Court.

 

 

Richard Towne (age 45)

East Providence, RI

P1-2024-1980A

 

On June 13, 2024, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Richard Towne with one count of first-degree child molestation and one count of second-degree child molestation.

 

The alleged acts occurred in the City of East Providence on December 30, 2023. The East Providence Police Department conducted the investigation.

 

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on July 3, 2024, in Providence County Superior Court.

 

 

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