Newport man arrested after knife threat, injures Police Chief during struggle

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NEWPORT — A Newport man pleaded not guilty to two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest, after an incident that took place on November 13 that left the chief of police injured.

Jason Logan, 40, of Newport, was in court last week to answer to the charges. He is accused of threatening friends with the knife before resisting arrest.

According to an affidavit, the call came in to a residence on Summer Street involving a knife. When police arrived, they found Logan with his hand in his pocket. Officers on the scene ordered him to remove his hand, threatening to use the Tazer if he did not comply.

Chief Seth DiSanto was able to handcuff Logan and take him outside, where he began to resist arrest.

At one point Logan is said to have been fighting with DiSanto on the ground before other officers were able to assist and put him inside the cruiser.

The affidavit goes on to say that DiSanto was treated at the hospital for bruises to his chest and ribs, as well as his abdomen.

Logan is accused of threatening to “gut” a few of the people inside the residence at Summer Street, waving a knife around at the time.

Police say that he also threatened others while in police custody.

Judge Howard VanBenthuysen set bail at $50,000, and ordered Logan if released to have no contact with two of the men at the residence during the incident.

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