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July 01. 2013 11:18PM

Man accused of drunken driving called 'dangerous' by judge

MANCHESTER — Ryan Masterson, 27, whose address is listed as the homeless shelter, tried to persuade a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division judge to set bail at personal recognizance instead of $1,000 cash/surety on Monday.

Masterson, who is scheduled for sentencing today on a prior drunken driving conviction, was in court on a new aggravated DWI charge, as well as charges of subsequent operating after suspension and speeding.

Masterson wanted to be released on a signed promise to appear for trial on the new charge, saying he had to get things wrapped up because he could be sentenced to jail today.

But Judge William Lyons refused to change the bail, which includes a condition barring any consumption of alcohol, telling Masterson, "You're dangerous."

Trial on the new charges was set for July 29.

Says she's been accepted for rehab

A 28-year-old woman, charged with forging and cashing checks totaling more than $12,000 on her parents' bank account between March 27 and April 26, asked a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division judge for personal recognizance bail on Monday so she could enter drug rehab.

Alexandra Jsirandanis, of 122 Myrtle St., told Judge William Lyons: "I got in (accepted) on Friday."

Lyons, noting Jsirandanis is out on bail on a theft charge, continued bail at $2,500 cash/surety, with conditions barring Jsirandanis from contact with her parents, from going to their residence and from going to any TD Bank branch.

But he also told Jsirandanis that if arrangements are made through her attorney for a seamless transition into a residential treatment program, her bail can be converted to personal recognizance for as long as she remains in the program.

A probable cause hearing on the seven felony forgery charges was set for July 11.

Says charges are false

Zachariah Head, 19, of 21 Rosemont Ave., told Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Judge William Lyons on Monday that he's innocent of new charges of violation of a protective order, criminal threatening, simple assault and violation of bail conditions on charges now set for trial Oct. 17.Head, who is accused of assaulting and threatening his ex-girlfriend, telling her he'd slit her throat if he doesn't get to see his son, was out on bail on the earlier charges when he allegedly confronted her in a parking lot.

Because of the alleged violation of bail conditions, he was ordered held for a hearing Tuesday on the motion to revoke his bail on the earlier charges and have him held until trial Oct. 17.

"I'm being held on false charges," said Head.

He said he was at home and has two witnesses who can testify to his version of events.

"I haven't even had contact with her," he said. "It's completely unfair."

Trial on the new charges was also set for Oct. 17.

Says he's just too nice

A city man told a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division judge that he's faced false charges from the same woman before.

Steven Wollschlager, 39, of 16 Chase Ave., said he "allowed her back" into his home and she made the same accusations as she did a few years ago.

Wollschlager is charged with second-degree assault, accused of grabbing the woman's neck with both hands Sunday and squeezing until she had difficulty breathing. He's also accused of punching her son.Judge William Lyons reduced the $2,000 cash/surety bail to $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring Wollschlager from contact with the alleged victims and barring him from the Chase Avenue residence.But Lyons refused to set personal recognizance bail, noting Wollschlager has previous convictions for assault, criminal threatening and violation of bail conditions.

A probable cause hearing on the felony charge was set for July 10 and trial on the misdemeanor was set for Aug. 5.


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