Rhode Island man stabs neighbor after dispute over TV volume

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This story is courtesy of our sister station WPRI in Providence, RI

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) — One man was arrested and another rushed to the hospital Tuesday morning following a stabbing in East Greenwich.

Police were called to an apartment building near the intersection of Main and Dedford Streets overnight for reports of a stabbing.

According to police, David Sisti, 60, went to Gary Raymond’s house and asked him to turn down the volume on the television. Police said shortly after that, Sisti went to the victim’s house armed with a nearly 8-inch kitchen knife and stabbed his neighbor in the chest and abdomen when the man answered his door.

Stabbing suspect David Sisti (Courtesy of East Greenwich Police)
Stabbing suspect David Sisti (Courtesy of East Greenwich Police)

Raymond, 54, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital. Police said he was taken into surgery, but his condition was unknown.

The Main Street neighborhood looks pleasant enough during the day, but residents of the area say it changes after midnight.

“It scares me that this gentle town has a lot of creeps out at night,” said Matthew Thompson.

“This town is becoming more like Providence late at night – too many drunks, to much fighting going on on Main Street, too many drugs going on, it’s got to stop,” added Ruth Thompson.

Sisti was arraigned Tuesday morning at Kent County District Court on charges of felony assault and assault with a deadly weapon. He was ordered held on $20,000 surety bail and is due back in court Aug. 24.

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