WOONSOCKET â€“ A 22-year-old city man was arrested Sunday on felony domestic assault and several related charges, including violating a no-contact order â€“ for the seventh time in less than two years.
Marcus A. Charette was also charged with domestic disorderly conduct, larceny under $1,500 and breaking into a dwelling while the resident was home. Charette was arrested at Apt. 2285A in the Walnut Hill complex shortly after 9 a.m.
Police said the attack took place several hours earlier at the nearby home of the victimâ€™s girlfriend. The victim had gone to stay there for the night after arguing with Charette, she told police.
About six a.m., Charette allegedly forced his way in, dragged his girlfriend out of bed by the hair and demanded to be taken to his motherâ€™s house.
When she refused, the victim told police, Charette began punching her about the face and then â€śstompedâ€ť on her head with his sneaker.
He fled the apartment with a set of car keys, a cell phone and a state-issued electronic banking card.
The victim suffered minor injuries but she apparently sought no medical attention. When police returned to look for Charette, she told them Charette had returned her cellphone and EBT card.
One of the charges Charette faces was filed by the tenant of the apartment he allegedly broke into before attacking his girlfriend. The judiciaryâ€™s website says Charette has been arrested seven times for violating court-ordered no contact orders since 2012. Twice, heâ€™s been sentenced to 30 days at the Adult Correctional Institutions after being convicted of the offense.
He was just released from the ACI on Jan. 20 for one of those offenses, a felony charge of third-offense violation of a no-contact order lodged against him by the Woonsocket police on Dec. 17.
Charette was ordered held in lieu of bail at the ACI following his arraignment on the latest charge Monday. Heâ€™s due back in court tomorrow for another hearing.
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