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PAWTUCKETâ€”Police say a disgruntled ex-boyfriend was arrested early Friday morning in a stabbing Thursday night that caused serious injuries to his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.
According to Maj. Arthur Martins, a 911 call came in at about 11 p.m. that a stabbing had occurred in an apartment at 400 West Ave. When officers arrived, they found a male victim who had been stabbed multiple times in the torso and back area. The victim, Tyrell Gadson, 24, with a previous address of 79 Knight St., Providence, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries. As of Friday evening, his injuries were not considered to be life-threatening, Martins said.
According to police, the suspect, later identified as Richaud Wilhelm, 26, of 820 Cranston St., Providence, broke into the apartment shared by Gadson and his ex-girlfriend, Martins said. He did not identify the woman.
After Wilhelm broke into the apartment, he allegedly pushed and shoved the woman and then began to attack Gadson. It was during this attack that Wilhelm allegedly stabbed Gadson several times. He then fled the area, Martins said. The woman was not seriously injured.
Friday morning, police officer Jeffrey Furtado saw Wilhelm walking on Lonsdale Avenue. Wilhelm fled the area, police said. Officers found him a short time later hiding in a large recycling container on Forest Avenue, Martins said. Wilhelm was taken into custody without incident.
Wilhelm was arraigned in District Court in Providence on Friday afternoon, where he was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon in a dwelling, domestic breaking and entering, domestic assault, and domestic disorderly conduct.