Two Officers Assaulted After Vandalism Call

One person is in custody and two police officers are recovering after a report of vandalism in East Providence.

Police responded to the Wampanoag Village Apartments on Warren Avenue around 11:30pm on Sunday night, after calls came in reporting vandalism in the area.

When Officer Steve Tiernan confronted the suspect, 18 year old Jovon Byrd of Riverside, he fought back, injuring the officer, who required treatment at Rhode Island Hospital.

Later, Byrd was caught after a foot chase, but not before throwing his cell phone at Officer Patrick Conatey, who then required stitches.

Byrd was tasered while being apprehended. He was arraigned Monday morning on felony assault, resisting arrest and vandalism charges.