Man Arrested for Threatening to Dismember Johnston Woman

Johnston Police charged Joshua Michael Carey, 21, with domestic disorderly conduct and violating a no-contact order.

Johnston Police charged a 21-year-old Cranston man with domestic disorderly conduct and violating a no-contact order after he allegedly threatened to “hack up” and dismember a Johnston woman with whom he had a former relationship.

According to police, Joshua Michael Carey, of 19 Woodland Ave., Cranston, allegedly sent several text messages directed to the woman through a friend’s cell phone. In the messages, he threatened to “brutally murder [the woman] and dismember her body.”

Police said Carey used one of his friend’s cell phones to send the text messages and the victim was sure it was Carey because he reportedly called the same number he was texting on a restricted number and made threats similar in nature to the texts and she recognized his voice.

Carey was arraigned on Jan. 11 and released on personal recognizance. He is due to appear in court on Jan. 17 for a status conference, according to court records.


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