A 27-year-old Newport man was charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly swearing at police and shouting loudly after leaving a local bar on April 26.
Police said they were at Island Tap conducting a compliance check at around 12:56 p.m. when Andrew Edward Newbold, 27, of 27 Mumford Ave., Newport, reportedly walked out of the bar with a group of people talking loudly to one another.
An officer approached the group and asked them to keep their voices down since there are many residential homes in the area.
It was then that Newbold reportedly said “expletive [you]” to the officer. He then swore a second time after another police request. The group then ignored officers when told to stop walking away, at which point Newbold reportedly yelld “everyone get your phone out” as if to ensure the situation would be recorded on video.
Police eventually arrested Newbold on charges of disorderly conduct after his voice remained “elevated throughout the interaction” and later, complained that police were picking on him.
Newbold was released the next morning on $1,000 personal recognizance.