Member of Narragansett Tribe charged for assault after powwow

A flyer for the Narragansett Tribe's 339th annual August meeting and powwow. Image from Narragansett Tribe

A member of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island has been indicted in connection with a stabbing at the powwow grounds on the reservation.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Troy Lake Simonds, 26, stabbed a fellow tribal member in the back and in the chest. The incident occurred on the night of August 9, after powwow festivities ended for the day.

The victim was identified by The Providence Journal as Andrew J. Smith, 37, He recovered from the stabbing after spending several days in the hospital, the paper said.

Simonds was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, with intent to do bodily harm. He was released on unsecured bond following his initial court appearance earlier today.

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Narragansett Indian charged with stabbing another tribal member (The Providence Journal 9/8)

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