SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A Providence man wanted for the February Kings Ridge Road home invasion was arrested last Wednesday after Middletown police found him.
Jaylon S. Butler, 19 of 171 Reynolds Ave., Apt. 2, Providence was charged with three felonies: assault with a deadly weapon in a house, burglary, and conspiracy.
Butler was one of the four armed men who invaded the home at 44 Kings Ridge Road, the residence of Derek Benoit on Feb. 4 demanding marijuana and money and assaulting Benoit with baseball bats.
On April 13 at 4:10 p.m., Butler was arrested on East Main Road in Middletown after Newport police alerted Middletown police that he was heading in their direction. The South Kingstown Police had issued an arrest warrant for an assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and conspiracy. He was processed without incident.
“The Newport police attempted to pull him over. They knew he was wanted by us,” Capt. Jeffrey Allen of the South Kingstown Police said.
According to police when the Newport Police attempted to arrest Butler, the police vehicle hydroplaned off the road due to bad road conditions. Butler continued on to Middletown, where police later picked him up.
Butler’s arrest follows the arrest of three accomplices who invaded the 44 King’s Ridge Road home.
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