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PD: Inmate Assaulted Correctional Officers, Fled

Jesse Gabriau, 26, was on home confinement, according to necn affiliate WJAR

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    Joseph Gaulin suffered head injuries.

    A Coventry, Rhode Island, man awaiting trial on child molestation charges had been accused of attacking two correctional officers, injuring one severely, and fleeing the scene.

    Jesse Gabriau, 26, was on home confinement, according to necn affiliate WJAR.

    He was called to the Adult Correctional Institutions to change the battery in his ankle bracelet Monday night. 

    Police said he Stephen Orteau, 52, and Joseph Gaulin, 61, smelled alcohol on Gabriau's breath and tried to stop him for violation of bail conditions. 

    Police said Gabriau attacked the two with one handcuff on and fled the scene. 

    Gabriau was arrested at an apartment in West Warwick early Tuesday morning. 

    Loretta Biscoglio, 46, who lives at the apartment, was arrested for obstructing police for refusing to open the door for officers. 

    Gabriau now faces additional charges of assault or escape by a custodial unit inmate, felony assault with dangerous weapon, assault on a person over 60 causing serious bodily injury, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. 

    He was held without bail following an appearance in court Tuesday. 

    Both officers were treated and released.

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