2 arrested after 5-hour standoff in West Warwick
WEST WARWICK, R.I.—Two teenagers have been arrested after a five-hour standoff in West Warwick, and police say a mother and 1-month-old baby were unhurt after being released about 2 1/2 hours into it.
Nineteen-year-old Edward J. Lepore of Coventry was wanted on several domestic charges, when State Police tracked him down to a home in West Warwick on Sunday. Capt. Frank Castellone says someone left the home and told them Lepore and a 17-year-old boy had held a gun to his head and demanded money and his cell phone.
Police persuaded them to let the woman and baby leave.
Castellone says the two teenagers turned themselves in around 2 a.m. Monday.
Lepore is being held at the Adult Correctional Institute while the 17-year-old is being held at the Training School. They are to be arraigned Tuesday.