WARWICK, RI — The homeless man arrested by Warwick Police for shooting into a West Shore Road home is currently serving a six-month sentence for violating probation from an earlier, unrelated case.
At a hearing in Kent County Superior Court on Aug. 15, Judge Mary E. McCaffrey ruled that Richard Wade, 37, violated terms of the sentence imposed on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses brought by West Warwick Police in April. Wade had been sentenced to one year’s probation and a one-year suspended sentence in that case.
Warwick Police arrested Wade on Aug. 14 after a woman reported being shot twice in her home on West Shore Road. Officers reported that the shots were fired through the door of her home from a nearby house that appeared to be abandoned, and found Wade walking on Greene River Avenue a short time later.
The victim of the shooting suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at Rhode Island Hospital.
Wade faces felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm without a permit, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, and misdemeanor charges of firing in a compact area and firing across a highway.
McCaffrey set $200,000 bail on the felony assault charge.
He was scheduled for a screening on Sept. 24 for the Warwick case. No information was available on the Rhode Island Judiciary Public Portal when this article was published.