Manchester man claims text that violated protective order was sent by mistake
MANCHESTER — A city man accused of violating a protective order by texting the woman who obtained the order in Family Court insisted it was a mistake.
“I meant to send it to my cousin,” John Bolduc told Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Judge William Lyons.
Bolduc, 26, of 23 Country Club Drive, said he didn’t intentionally send the text to the woman.
A police prosecutor sought $1,000 cash/surety bail for Bolduc, saying he was given a 12-month suspended sentence in 2010 on a conviction for violation of a protective order. Bolduc said that was a protective order taken out by his grandmother, who later dropped it.
Lyons set bail at the requested amount, with conditions that bar Bolduc from contact with the woman who took out the protective order and bar him from her residence. Trial was set for Oct. 23.
Not a happy birthday
Mark Williams, who lists the homeless shelter as his address, was arraigned Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on felony charges of possession of a narcotic and theft by unauthorized taking.
Williams, who turned 33 Tuesday, is charged with taking $82 of crabmeat from Market Basket on Elm Street. The charge is a felony because he has two previous theft convictions.
The narcotic possession charge alleges he had heroin in his possession when he was undergoing processing after his arrest.
Bail was set at $2,500 cash/surety and a probable cause hearing was set for Sept. 24.
Accused of pushing girlfriend
A Weare man pleaded innocent to a simple assault charge Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division and trial was set for Oct. 15.
Stacey Dearborn, 60, of 231 Old Francestown Road, is accused of pushing his girlfriend in the chest area with an open hand during an argument.
Dearborn asked if the $1,000 cash/surety bail requested by the police prosecutor could be reduced, but Judge William Lyons refused, saying the last time Dearborn was in court was for violation of bail conditions.
Conditions of Dearborn’s bail bar him from contact with the alleged victim and bar him from her residence.
Argument: two charges
Thomas Wilson, 56, of 305 Amherst St., pleaded innocent Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and obstructing the report of a crime.
Wilson is accused of grabbing his girlfriend’s cell phone when she tried to call police for help, and throwing it on the ground, breaking it.
Conditions of his $1,000 personal recognizance bail bar contact with the woman and bar him from a Sagamore Street address. Trial was set for Oct. 29.