A man who police say has no known address has been arrested for allegedly stabbing and killing a local Newport man.
Police officials said they believe the two men knew each other.
At approximately 11:12 p.m. on Wednesday night the Newport Police Department received a 9-1-1 call for an assault in progress at 53 1⁄2 Gould Street.
Officers arrived a short time later and found 44-year-old Anthony E. Simmons of 53 1⁄2 Gould Street, Apt B, Newport, who had been stabbed several times. Simmons was transported to the Newport Hospital emergency room by the Newport Fire Department rescue and was pronounced dead at 11:40 p.m.
Officials said they had been several witness reports of the two men arguing before the incident.
At 11:18 pm, officers located and arrested 42-year-old Joseph Perryman just north of Gould Street on, a short distance away from the crime scene.
During the investigation police recovered a knife believed to be used in the incident, as well as clothing worn by Perryman during the assault.
Perryman is being charged with murder and is scheduled to be arraigned this morning in 2nd Division Court.
Newport police are actively processing the crime scene and the investigation is continuing.