Cranston man that hid in pond from police pleads no contest

CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — A 25-year-old man that attempted to hide in a pond during a police chase appeared in court Wednesday.

Yohnni Tetreault, of Cranston, is facing the following charges:

  • Failure to stop in accident resulting in injury
  • Possession of marijuana (over two ounces)
  • Resisting arrest
  • Reckless driving/eluding police
  • Four counts of simple assault of a police officer
  • Driving on a suspended license — third offense.

Tetreault pleaded no contest to several charges. He will get 90 days of house arrest along with an additional 90 days of mandatory probation. Also, he will get one-year of probation and one-year suspension. He did not agree to a plea deal for the felony charges.

He received a $20,000 bail with surety on conditions of no driving and pre-trial service unit monitoring.

Chief Michael Winquist said Tetreault lost control of his car while attempting to flee from police Tuesday night. After crashing into two cars, he fled on foot and swam across Fenner Pond.

Tetreault was wanted on several warrants, including for eluding police a few days earlier and driving on a suspended license, according to Winquist.

During the arrest, Tetreault allegedly assaulted two officers and pulled on their holstered weapons.

His next court date is on July 26.

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