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WPD Arrests NYLO Road Rage Suspect

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The WPD has ID'd the drivers in Monday's Airport Road Motorcycle crash, and disclosed more details of the investigation.

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The WPD has ID'd the drivers in Monday's Airport Road Motorcycle crash, and disclosed more details of the investigation.
[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] Warwick Police Department. Warwick Police arrested a man suspected of assault in a  Nylo road rage incident.
WARWICK, RI  — WPD Det. Adam Arico stopped and arrested the driver of a gray pickup, a reported NYLO road rage suspect, at the Cranston line after an assault at the hotel March 4 at 5:43 p.m.

Arico was driving to the NYLO Hotel at 400 Knight St, Warwick, RI, for the reported fight when dispatch advised him one of the people involved had left the area in a silver pickup with Massachusetts plates. Arico spotted a truck matching the description at the city line near Bob’s Store on Oaklawn Avenue and pulled it over, according officers’ reports.

Arico identified the driver as Marshall Ross, 30, of 9 Middle St., Dartmouth, MA, and asked him if he’d just been in an argument with someone at NYLO. Marshall said he had. The driver told Arico he had been backing out of a parking space at the hotel when a man confronted him, yelling obscenities and insulting him. He said he got out of his truck and followed the man into the hotel to confront him. Inside, the man continued to yell at him and spit in his face, Marshall said, according to the report.

Marshall told Arico he responded by grabbing the man, pushing him to the floor and holding him there before letting him go and leaving.

At the hotel, Officer David Babcock heard the account of the assault from the victim, who told him that he had been driving through the parking lot when a pickup backed out into his path. He honked his horn to warn the driver because it seemed the truck was about to strike his car, the man said, according to Babcock’s report.

The driver of the pickup, later identified as Marshall, got out of his truck and beeped his own horn at him, according to the man’s account. Marhsall’s passenger, a woman, stuck her middle finger up at them, he said. The man parked and then he and his fiance walked into the hotel, noticing that Marshall had stopped his truck in the lot and was yelling at them.

Inside the hotel, the man and his fiance were walking upstairs to their room when they heard Mashall yelling in the lobby. Marshall followed them up the stairs and began yelling at him, asking him what his problem was. The man explained Marshall hadn’t been paying attention and nearly struck his car. When Marshall continued yelling at him, he turned to walk to his room. Marshall grabbed the man he’d been yelling at by the neck and pushed him against the wall, he said.

About that time, a hotel employee arrived to separate the men. The employee showed Babcock video of Marshall grabbing the other man by the neck and pushing him against the wall. Officers also noted Marshall’s victim had a red mark on his neck, but the man refused medical treatment. He did press charges, however, and also accompanied officers to the traffic stop to identify Marshall as the man who had assaulted him.

Marshall was arrested and transported to Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, where he was charged with one count of simple assault, and one count of disorderly conduct. He was arraigned in Third District Court and scheduled for a pretrial conference May 8.

Rob Borkowski
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