A Coventry man has been accused of causing thousands of dollars in damage to the Columbia Forest Products building in Newport

A Coventry man has been accused of causing thousands of dollars in damage to the Columbia Forest Products building in Newport. Cole Washburn, 27, pleaded not guilty in court to a felony charge of unlawful mischief on Tuesday and was released on conditions by Judge Lisa Warren. Newport Police say the alleged incident occurred as a result of a domestic dispute between Washburn and a company employee identified as Dakota Moses, 30. According to court documents, police responded at 9:45 p.m. on March 21 to a report that someone had broken windows at the manufacturing plant located at 115 Columbia Way in Newport City.  Sgt. Charles Moulton in his report,  I learned that Moses and Washburn had been partners for several months.” This night, Moses had come out for a break and to see Washburn. The two had a confrontation…” Police say Moses fled into the building through a locked door using his employee passcode to get away from Washburn – who was chasing him.  “Moses went through these doors which locked behind him,” wrote Ofc. Moulton. “Washburn struck the windows to both double doors causing them to fracture…Using his fist.” The estimated repair cost for the two damaged windows is estimated to be $2,441.74. Washburn faces a possible sentence of up to five years in prison and $5,000 fines if convicted. 

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