On Friday, May 25th, 2018, at approximately 3:30 pm, Smithfield Police Detectives, along with Johnston Police, executed a search warrant and arrest warrant at 248 Putnam Pike, Johnston. Police arrested Howard A. Smith, age 38, of that address, charging him with two (2) counts of first degree robbery.
Smithfield Detectives, investigating an armed robbery which occurred earlier on Friday morning at the Speedway convenience store, 263 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, developed information leading to Smith’s involvement in that robbery, as well as a robbery occurring at Speedway on March 17th, 2018.
Smith was taken into custody, arraigned at Smithfield Police Headquarters, and ordered held without bail at the ACI. Smith will appear in 3rd District Court, Warwick, on Tuesday, May 29th, to answer to the charges.