7 people are charged after brawl breaks out on Rhode Island boat dock

It’s not immediately clear what sparked the fight

Kelly Rissman
Monday 17 June 2024 17:00 BST
Top Row Fom Left: Gilda Antunes, Henry Lopes Jr., Michael Gomes. Bottom Row From Left: Lopes, Victor Manuel Gomes Depina, Elsa Lopes, Maneul Pina
Top Row Fom Left: Gilda Antunes, Henry Lopes Jr., Michael Gomes. Bottom Row From Left: Lopes, Victor Manuel Gomes Depina, Elsa Lopes, Maneul Pina (Narragansett Police Department)

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Seven people were arrested and charged after a fight erupted on the Block Island ferry dock in Rhode Island.

Police officers responded to reports of a physical altercation at 304 Great Island Road in Narragansett just after 8 p.m. on the evening ofJune 16, according to a press release. When officers arrived, they saw 20 to 30 people fighting one another.

“As officers were making arrests, numerous individuals began interfering and were given warnings to stand back or they would be arrested for obstructing,” the release states.

All told, seven people were arrested, while two others were taken to the hospital for injuries sustained in the melee.

It’s not immediately clear why the brawl broke out or whether those fighting knew one another. The Independent has reached out to Narragansett Police for more information.

Manuel Pina, 42, was charged with felony assault, resisting arrest, obstructing an officer in execution of duty and disorderly conduct.

Gilda Antunes, 28, was charged with obstructing officer in execution of duty.

Elsa Lopes, 31, was charged with simple assault, resisting arrest, obstructing officer in execution of duty and disorderly conduct.

Henry Lopes Jr., 32, was charged with disorderly conduct.

Victor Manuel Gomes Depina, 39, was charged with obstructing officer in execution of duty and disorderly conduct.

Michael Gomes Lopes, 36, was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

A 16-year-old, who was not named, was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.

They are all expected to be arraigned in District Court 4th Division on Monday.

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