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Suspect charged with biting neck of man during Rockland fight

By Stephen Betts | May 29, 2019
Source: File photo

Rockland — A Rhode Island man remains in jail after being arrested Sunday, May 26, accused of biting the neck of another man during a fight outside a Rockland tavern.

Carryton R. Edwards, 31, of Newport, R.I., is charged Class B aggravated assault, and Class D assault.

Both occurred May 26, according to an affidavit filed in the Knox County Court by Rockland police.

According to the affidavit, police responded to the Myrtle Street Tavern, where a group of people were gathered outside. The bouncer at the tavern reported being assaulted after trying to stop a man, later identified as Edwards, from bringing an alcoholic drink outside.

The bouncer said the man pulled the bouncer's sweatshirt over his head and then began punching him in the head.

Another man who tried to intervene was bitten on the neck by Edwards, according to police. The victim went to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport for treatment of his wound.

Edwards was tracked down by police to an inn in Rockport where he had gone by taxi. Police arrested him and took him to the Knox County Jail in Rockland.

Judge Susan Sparaco set bail at $2,500 cash during a hearing Monday, May 27.

Edwards was working on a temporary project in the Midcoast..

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Comments (4)
Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | May 30, 2019 07:56

Kathryn, thanks for your comment. You are much kinder with words than I. I don't know either person so I try not to get annoyed.

Posted by: Kathryn Fogg | May 29, 2019 20:17

Gerald, You are assuming Mary did not read the article.  I am sure she did. She is a smart woman. There is no reason that she could not comment on drugs as well as alcohol.  She made no reference to drugs causing the problem in this case. You were really insulting for no good reason.

Posted by: Gerald A Weinand | May 29, 2019 19:49


I have noticed that you don't actually read the articles before commenting on them. In this case, illegal drugs were nevery mentioned, yet you deemed that they "evoke much more violence."

If I may suggest, stop commenting on the headlines and take a couple minutes to read through the piece - twice if you need to do so.

Posted by: Mary A McKeever | May 29, 2019 13:34

Alcohol usually was the problem but now the drugs evoke much more violence. Sad! Kudos to the police officers.

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