Lincoln man charged after domestic violence disturbance that prompted standoff

This is a booking photo of James Kelly. (Lincoln Police Department)

LINCOLN, R.I. (WLNE) — A Lincoln man was arrested on Wednesday night after a domestic violence disturbance that prompted a standoff.

The incident happened at a home on Valley Street.

Capt. Kyle Wingate said that they learned the suspect, identified as James Kelly, discharged a gun during the altercation.

Police are seen on Valley Street in Lincoln for a standoff, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2022. (WLNE)

Wingate said police immediately responded and surrounded the Valley Street home. Neighbors were asked to evacuate out of an abundance of caution.

A short time later, police said Kelly, who’s 52 years old, surrendered peacefully. He was taken to Lincoln Police Headquarters.

Police are seen on Valley Street in Lincoln for a standoff, Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2022. (WLNE)

The 52-year-old was charged with the following:

  • 4 counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person
  • 1 count threats to public officials
  • 1 count of resisting arrest
  • 1 count of disorderly conduct

Kelly was arraigned at Kent County District Court judge Thursday morning on $50,000 bail surety.

This is a booking photo of James Kelly. (Lincoln Police Department)

He was moved to Kent County Superior Court because he was a bail violator.

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