Newport armed robbery suspect taken into custody

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NEWPORT — Police say that a Newport man who has been on the run since June of 2018 was arrested today.

Lucas Putvain, 31, was arrested at around 1:00 p.m. at a location on Western Avenue in Newport City.

Putvain has an extensive criminal history and allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint back in November of 2018.

The victim told police Putvain and another person ordered him to get into their car and held him at gunpoint.

Police say he demanded money before pushing the victim out of the car. Putvain had three active warrants at the time.

In December of 2018, he was seen traveling on West Street in Derby, before police say he fled at a high rate of speed.

Police did not initiate a pursuit at that time because Putvain was traveling with children in the vehicle.

Police say during today’s arrest, 29-year-old Cassaundra Walker, of Newport, was also arrested on several outstanding warrants.

Both were taken into custody without incident and are scheduled to be seen in Orleans Superior Court this afternoon.

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