Simple assault or battery
Stephen Deutsch, 50, of Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown, was charged Dec. 3 with simple assault or battery. According to police, the 58-year-old male victim suffered a head laceration and was transported to Newport Hospital. Deutsch was held at the police station and was released after he was arraigned by a justice of the peace. A court arraignment was scheduled for Dec. 9 at 2nd Division District Court in Newport.