Man arraigned on charges of assaulting two Elliot Hospital employees
MANCHESTER - A man accused of attacking two Elliot Hospital employees Monday was arraigned Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on felony charges after being confined in a secure psychiatric unit since Friday.
A competency hearing was ordered for Ansel Kinglocke, 33, of 495 Old Wellington Road, who is charged with first-degree assault, accused of punching Donald Wyman in the face, breaking Wyman's jaw in four places and causing life-threatening injuries that required Wyman's transfer to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment.
Kinglocke also is charged with second-degree assault, accused of punching another employee, Melissa Clermont, in the face with enough force to knock her down and fracture a cheekbone.
Court documents show medical personnel told police Kinglocke sustained lacerations and what they called a "boxer's" fracture to his right hand.
No plea can be entered to a felony charge in Circuit Court, so a probable cause hearing is normally set, but Kinglocke's attorney, Martin K. Glennon, filed a motion for a competency hearing and Judge William Lyons set the hearing for Sept. 10.
Police prosecutor Lt. Peter Favreau requested $100,000 cash/surety bail for Kinglocke. While Kinglocke's criminal records consists of only a 2009 Driving Under the Influence conviction, Favreau said, the injuries to the victims cause great concern. If Kinglocke should be released on bail, he is barred from contact with Wyman and Clermont and is barred from the Elliot Hospital.
Kinglocke, who had been taken to the hospital Friday for an involuntary admission because of his behavior and was described as a "flight risk" at the hospital, appeared calm in court, smiling and waving to relatives in the gallery despite wearing handcuffs.