Cranston teacher charged with assault, resisting arrest

Police say Dawn Williams Davies, 43, a health and physical education teacher at Bain Middle School, was accused of punching and scratching another woman Sunday night. (Police photo)

A Cranston teacher has been arrested on simple assault charges, as well as resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, according to authorities.

A police report obtained by NBC 10 News notes that Dawn Williams Davies, 43, who is a health and physical education teacher at Bain Middle School, was accused of punching and scratching another woman at Kon Asian Bistro in East Greenwich Sunday night.

The victim, a 24-year-old woman from Coventry, suffered minor injuries, including a fat lip and scratches to her face and chest.

Police said Williams Davies was "belligerent" and "uncooperative" when they attempted to arrest her.

"She began to actively resist by turning around, kicking, screaming, and refusing to place her hands behind her back," said police, who also noted Williams Davies was drunk. "She made statements claiming that she was the founder of Rhode Island."

At that point, Williams Davies, who has worked for Cranston Public Schools since 1995, offered to perform oral sex on an officer if he agreed to release her.

During the booking process, Williams Davies continued to struggle with police, as she provided inaccurate information and refused to pose for a booking photo.

"You are all out to get me," she claimed.

NBC 10 visited her home Tuesday night, but no one answered the door.

The Cranston School Superintendent's office told NBC 10 they were made aware of the charges Tuesday afternoon. They said they plan to review the police report before action is taken, if any.

Williams Davies is scheduled to be arraigned in Kent District Court on May 13.

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