WARWICK, RI– Warwick Cops have actually charged Mark Perkins, 62, of 29 Staples Ave. with attack, larceny, vandalism and disorderly conduct for assaulting talkshow host John DePetro in front of his home Wednesday night.
DePetro and Diane “Ladybug” Sullivan had actually been taping in front of Perkins’ house Wednesday at about 7 p.m. however were on public residential or commercial property, according to a Warwick Cops declaration on their examination.
The address has actually been the current focus of a missing out on individual examination into the disappearance of Charlotte Lester. DePetro had actually likewise been detained at the area on Tuesday for trespassing, WPRI.com reported.
According to authorities, an evaluation of live-streamed video of the attack, DePetro and Sullivan were asking Perkins concerns, who remained in his front lawn using an orange ski mask. Perkins, who appeared upset by DePetro and his actions, played loud music from a radio on his front yard and after that recovered a lawnmower, which he then began and pressed towards DePetro, concluding the live-stream.
DePetro declares he was consistently punched and kicked by Perkins, who he stated specified he would eliminate him. DePetro likewise stated Perkins took his cellular phone, according to authorities. He likewise stated his recording devices was harmed throughout the attack. He stated he was hurt and looked for treatment on his own, according to authorities.
Sullivan informed authorities the lawnmower struck her foot however did not hurt her and she has actually not pushed charges.
Perkins rejected understanding where DePetro’s phone was. Warwick Cops got a search warrant for Perkins’s residential or commercial property and discovered DePetro’s phone, in addition to the ski mask Perkins was using at the time of the attack.
Perkins was arranged to be arraigned in Third District Court today.