Newport Man Charged With Murder


According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office jail roster 27-year old Ryan Gaskins has now been charged with Strangulation, Assault in the 2nd degree, and Murder. He was in jail on an unrelated matter while Newport Police investigated the murder of his girlfriend Alexandra Prezioso, who was found after Newport police officers responded to a reported burglary and missing person report off of W Olive Street.


Officers discovered the victim, identified as 34-year old Alexandra Prezioso, who had been reported missing by a family member on October 27th. The Lincoln County Major Crime Team conducted an investigation and on December 17th they identified Gaskins as a person of interest in the murder. He was currently in custody at the Lincoln County jail at the time on an unrelated matter. According to the Lincoln County jail roster Gaskins now faces charges of Strangulation, Murder and Assault and is awaiting pre-trial arraignment with a million dollar bail.


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