Final Report of the Providence County Grand Jury

Reported October 28, 2022

 

An indictment, information, or complaint is merely an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

 

Galo Tapia (age 30)

Providence, RI

P1-2022-3910AG

 

On October 28, 2022, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Galo Tapia with one count of first-degree robbery, one count of conspiracy to commit robbery, one count of carrying a firearm while committing a crime of violence, one count of discharge of a firearm while committing a crime of violence, one count of carrying a pistol without a license, two counts of possession of a firearm after a previous conviction of a crime of violence, one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of firing in a compact area, one count of possession of more than one ounce of marijuana, one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one count of possession of a firearm while possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance, and one count of conspiracy to receive stolen goods.

 

The alleged acts occurred in the city of Providence on diverse dates between July 5, 2022, and August 7, 2022. The Providence Police Department conducted the investigation.

 

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on December 12, 2022, in the Providence County Superior Court.

 

 

Christopher Arias (age 34)

Providence, RI

P1-2022-3910BG

 

On October 28, 2022, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Christopher Arias with one count of conspiracy to commit robbery, one count of possession of one ounce to one kilogram of fentanyl, one count of possession with intent to deliver fentanyl, one count of receiving stolen goods over $1,500, and one count of conspiracy to receive stolen goods.

The alleged acts occurred in the city of Providence on diverse dates between July 5, 2022, and August 7, 2022. The Providence Police Department conducted the investigation.

 

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on December 12, 2022, in the Providence County Superior Court.

 

 

Carlos Reyes (age 29)

Woonsocket, RI

P1-2022-3911A

 

On October 28, 2022, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Carlos Reyes with one count of possession of more than one kilogram of cocaine and one count of possession with intent to deliver cocaine.

 

The alleged acts occurred in the city of Providence sometime on June 8, 2022. The Providence Police Department conducted the investigation.

 

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on November 16, 2022, in the Providence County Superior Court.

 

 

Eury Soto (age 31)

New York, NY

P1-2022-3912A

 

On October 28, 2022, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Eury Soto with one count of possession of more than 1 kilogram of a mixture or substance containing fentanyl, one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, one count of possession of one ounce to one kilogram of a mixture or substance containing heroin, one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin, one count of possession of one ounce to one kilogram of a mixture or substance containing para-flourofentanyl, one count of possession with intent to distribute para-flourofentanyl, and one count of possession with intent to deliver xylazine and tramadol.

 

The alleged acts occurred in the city of Providence sometime on September 8, 2022. The Providence Police Department conducted the investigation.

 

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on November 16, 2022, in the Providence County Superior Court.

 

 

Cezar Nehme (age 41)

Lincoln, RI

P1-2022-3913A

 

On October 28, 2022, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Cezar Nehme with two counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of second-degree sexual assault.

 

The alleged acts occurred in the town of Lincoln sometime between September 1, 2021, and May 21, 2022. The Lincoln Police Department conducted the investigation.

 

The defendant is scheduled to be arraigned on November 16, 2022, in the Providence County Superior Court.

 

 

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