Newport resident charged with slashing man with a knife

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NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department arrested a man over the weekend after they say he attacked another man with a knife.

Marc Gero, 49, of Newport, has been charged with aggravated assault with a weapon following the incident.

On Sunday, at around 5:45 p.m., police were called to Eastern Avenue in Newport for a report of a stabbing.

When they arrived, officers found a 44-year-old male victim laying on the ground in the westbound lane of Eastern Avenue near the intersection of Coventry Street, with a large laceration.

He was transported to the hospital for treatment and released the same night.

After an initial investigation, which included interviews with witnesses, police say they located Gero at his home nearby.

Gero was taken into custody and held without bail at the Northern State Correctional Facility.

Gero pled not-guilty to the charges in court on Monday, however, according to court records, he initially told police that he slashed the victim near his rib cage.

Court records say that the victim told police the argument started when Gero accused him of “fooling around with his girlfriend.”

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