Charlestown police officer arrested on domestic violence charges

Detective Kevin Ryan/Courtesy Westerly Police Department

CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) – The Westerly Police Department confirmed Tuesday a detective from the Charlestown Police Department was arrested on domestic violence charges.

Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey told ABC6 that officers responded to a disturbance call on Cross St. in Westerly around 8 p.m. Sunday. Chief Lacey said the wife of Kevin Ryan told police her husband came home from work Sunday and began drinking. When she asked him to help her with something, he became irate and started to scream at her.

Ryan then went downstairs and spilled soup, his wife said, and he began to yell more. When she tried to talk to him, Ryan hit her and shoved her where her rib had been broken in an unrelated injury.

Ryan’s wife told police he also screamed obscenities at their 19-year-old daughter. He then left the house in a car.

Chief Lacey said when Westerly police could not locate Ryan, they called Charlestown police, who were able to get in touch with him. Chief Lacey said that Ryan agreed to turn himself in to court the next day, which he did.

Ryan was arraigned Tuesday on charges of domestic violence and domestic disorderly conduct.

His next court date is Oct. 8.

ABC6 has reached out to the Charlestown Police Department to confirm Det. Ryan’s status.

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