MANCHESTER — Ansel Kinglocke, the Manchester man accused of seriously injuring an Elliot Hospital nursing assistant last month when he attacked the man in a locked psychiatric area in the medical facility's emergency room, remains jailed on $100,000 cash/surety bail.
Kinglocke entered an innocent plea Wednesday in Hillsborough County Superior Court, Northern District, during his arraignment on felony charges of first- and second-degree assault.
Kinglocke, 33, of 495 Old Wellington Road, Apt. 206, had been in the unit for three days, waiting to be involuntarily committed to the New Hampshire Hospital when he allegedly repeatedly struck nursing assistant Donald Wyman in the head and face, breaking his jaw in four places, knocking out four teeth and nearly killing him, authorities said.
He is also accused of punching Melissa Clermont in the face, knocking her to the floor. Police said Kinglocke wanted out of the locked psychiatric-examination area and when Wyman stopped him from leaving, he attacked him.
Clermont found Wyman face down on the floor in the secure area with Kinglocke trying to use his employee ID/keycard to get out, according to court records. When Kinglocke saw Clermont, the allegedly punched her in the face.
Efforts to find out Wyman's condition Friday were unsuccessful.
According to court records on file in Hillsborough County Superior Court, Kinglock raised the issue of competency at his initial arraignment in 9th Circuit Court, Manchester District Division. A circuit court judge granted his motion for an evaluation.
An Aug. 20 appointment was made for him to be evaluated by Dr. Daniel Comiskey, chief forensic examiner at the Forensic Examiner's Office in Concord.
When his original attorney, Martin Glennon, withdrew from the case and Ashley Sheehan of the New Hampshire Public Defender Program was appointed, the evaluation was rescheduled for Aug. 27.
At Wednesday's hearing, Judge Tina Nadeau was told Kinglocke, who remains detained on $100,000 cash/surety bail in the Valley Street jail, refuses to authorize the release of his medical records.
She asked the attorneys to submit a proposed order so the court could order various medical facilities that treated Kinglocke, including the Elliot Hospital, Catholic Medical Center, and the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, to release his medical records to Comiskey.
Should Kinglocke post bail, he is to have no contact with Wyman or Clermont and not go to or enter Elliot Hospital.