Newport man facing serious charges after alleged BB gun assault

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NEWPORT — A Newport man is facing serious jail time after police say he shot up his friend’s vehicle with a semi-automatic BB gun back in March.

Tyler Grenier, 18, was in court to face charges stemming from the incident that took place in Newport on March 28.

Newport Police officer Royce Lancaster stated in his affidavit that at 9:30 p.m. he responded to Grenier’s residence on Scottsdale Road, after a report that a man had fired multiple shots at a car being driven by Jonathan Bushey, 19.

According to court records, Bushey arrived at Grenier’s home to pick him up for a night out. When he arrived with a 20-year-old female passenger, police allege Grenier fired through the open driver’s side window with a CO2 operated semi-automatic BB gun.

Bushey told police he backed up to get away, and Grenier fired several more times at his windshield.

According to the report, before the assault, Grenier shouted “You don’t f*** with family.”

The affidavit states that the two men were friends before the incident and that Grenier had texted Bushey asking him to “hang out” earlier in the night.

Grenier is facing multiple charges relating to the incident, including aggravated assault with a weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and reckless endangerment.

Grenier could face a total of 47 years in prison if convicted on all charges against him.

He pled not-guilty to the charges in court.

According to court documents, nobody was injured in the incident.