Court documents show lengthy criminal background of 3 Block Island fight arrest

Miguel Silva (left) and Jacob Dorbor (right) seen in court, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (WLNE)

WAKEFIELD, R.I. (WLNE) — Three of the men who appeared in court Wednesday for their alleged roles of violence that happened on Block Island earlier this month have lengthy criminal backgrounds.

Jacob Dorbor, of Pawtucket, was arrested and charged for disorderly conduct, after being involved in the altercation at Ballard’s on the island on Aug. 8.

Miguel Silva, of North Providence, and Michael Carvalho, of Woonsocket, were also arrested also for disorderly conduct for the fight that took place on the ferry.

According to court documents obtained by ABC 6 News, Dorbor has a criminal history dating back to 2010. He has been arrested for assault, battery, carrying, and firing a non-licensed firearm, and conspiracy.

Silva’s criminal background dates back to 2003, and has been charged with counts of reckless driving, simple assault, felony assault and domestic assault by strangulation.

Carvalho’s criminal history goes back to 2015 and includes charges of felony assault and carrying a non-licensed firearm.

All of these men were out on bail during the time of the fight Aug. 8.

All pleaded not guilty at their hearing and were released on $1,000 personal recognizance, to be seen back in court Aug. 31 for bail violation hearings.

Dorbor, Silva, and Carvalho were three of eight people charged for several violent incidents that were connected to a Reggae Fest at Ballard’s.

Ballard’s is facing a review of their entertainment and liquor licenses this upcoming Monday. 

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