Police Log: Son Turns Self In For Assaulting Father While Watching Football

The following arrest information was supplied by the Woonsocket Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.


On Sept. 16, Woonsocket Police responded to 882 Manville Road for a report of a domestic disturbance. 

Upon arrival, Officer Justin Mowry met Anthony Rison, 61, who had visible injuries including a possible broken nose, and bleeding from his nose, mouth, and underneath his left eye. 

Rison told Mowry he had been watching football with his son, Michael, 30, of 43 St. Barnabe St., during which they had each been drinking. During a break in the game, both men went into the kitchen, where they became involved in a heated argument. 

Michael reached up to the ceiling fan in his anger, breaking a blade off of it. Anthony approached his son, who proceeded to hit him five times with his fists, the elder Rison said, knocking him down. Anthony said he wanted to press charges.

The elder Rison's daughter confirmed her father's story.

On Sept. 17, Michael visited the Woonsocket Police Station, stating he was aware there was a warrant for his arrest, and that he wished to turn himself in. Michael was charged with domestic assault, and domestic vandalism.


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