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Man facing assault, reckless endangerment charges after dispute in Coventry

COVENTRY — A 21-year-old man from Charleston was arrested on multiple charges following an incident in Coventry on Monday.

Police were notified of a dispute at a home on Pine Hill Road at around 10:22 p.m.

The caller told police that Briar Niles had a gun and discharged it.

Niles was arrested by police when they arrived.

According to the report, Niles “caused physical harm to another and recklessly engaged in conduct which placed other people in danger, death, or serious bodily injury.”

He was also found to have active court-ordered conditions of release which prohibited him from possessing a firearm.

He was transported to the Derby barracks for processing.

His charges include aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and violation of conditions.

He was later lodged at the Northern State Correctional facility.

Police are still investigating this case, and say that further people and charges may be brought.

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