Man arrested in attack at Royal Fried Chicken

Man arrested in attack at Royal Fried Chicken

PAWTUCKET – Police have arrested a man after he allegedly assaulted someone at Royal Fried Chicken on Dexter Street. Richard Lee King, 33, faces multiple charges.

On Dec. 29, at around 7 p.m., Pawtucket police responded to the restaurant for a report of a disturbance. Officers found a male victim, 43, on the floor and bleeding from a laceration to his face. The victim was very confused and disoriented and could not remember what happened to him. Witnesses on scene stated that a black man with long curly hair had been in the restaurant yelling and acting belligerently. The victim, according to accounts, asked the man to stop yelling and the suspect allegedly punched him several times in the face. The suspect continued to punch the victim after he fell to the ground and then slammed his head on the ground. A patron tried to intervene and the male stomped on the victim’s head before leaving the establishment. The victim was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he was treated and released for the laceration and possible concussion.

Det. Robert Cardente was able to obtain a video of the assault and post pictures of the suspect. Thanks to several tips from the public, Cardente was able to identify the suspect as King, of 8 Benefit St., Providence. King was arrested Jan. 10 by Cardente and is being charged with felony assault and disorderly conduct. He was arraigned Thursday morning at Providence District Court.