arrested Robert C. Leeming, 36, of 90 Charles Drive Apt. 3, Tiverton on Aug. 16 at 10:25 p.m. and charged him with domestic felony assault - his third such offense.
According to reports, police responded to Leeming's condominium for a report of a domestic dispute. Upon their arrival police spoke with the apparent victim, a 34-year-old woman with who Leeming has a four-year-old child. The victim alleged Leeming put his hands around her neck and shoulders, choked her to the point of unconsciousness, and screamed he would kill her before he slammed her on kitchen floor and left on foot. This all allegedly took place in front of the pair's child.
Based on the victim's report, Leeming was charged with felony domestic assault and violation of an active no contact order. He was held without bail and arraigned on the charges the next day.
According to Rhode Island state court records, Leeming has been convicted of five past domestic-related charges ranging from assault to vandalism to domestic disorderly conduct. Other past convictions include driving under the influence and five theft-related charges.