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Manchester Crimewatch: Woman accused of throwing steak knife at boyfriend

October 18. 2013 9:34PM

MANCHESTER — Christal Shaw, 27, of 416 Belmont St., protested a proposed $5,000 cash/surety bail on a felony charge of reckless conduct and a misdemeanor of simple assault at her arraignment Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division.

Shaw is accused of throwing a steak knife at her boyfriend as he sat in a chair and of throwing a bottle of water, hitting him in his midsection.

A police prosecutor said there is a 72-hour probation/parole hold on Shaw, who has several convictions including drug possession and stalking.

But Shaw told Judge William Lyons: “I’ve been out for a whole year.” She said she’s doing well, working two jobs to support her three children. She said her boyfriend doesn’t work.

Lyons set bail at $3,000 cash/surety. A probable cause hearing on the felony was set for Oct. 30 and trial on the misdemeanor was set for Nov. 17.

Additional drug charges

Manchester Police officers who arrested Nathaniel Addo-Gyang, 33, of 26 Wellington Terrace Drive, Thursday on a New Hampshire State Police warrant for sale of a narcotic drug, reported Addo-Gyang was in possession of several prescription pills of acetaminophen and codeine.

Because he had no prescription for the pills, police charged Addo-Gyang with possession of a controlled drug.

Addo-Gyang was shot multiple times in a retaliation incident March 11, 2006, as he sat in a vehicle in an Amory Street parking lot. The two men convicted of shooting Addo-Gyang and a young man who was not involved in the dispute, are serving lengthy prison terms. Anthony White, who was partially paralyzed when hit by a bullet, died six years after the shooting at age 26.

K-9 located syringe

Police said Amber Blackman, 22, of 274 Douglas St., tossed a syringe into the bushes when she saw Officer Scott Ardita approaching on patrol Thursday afternoon on Queen City Avenue, west of South Willow Street.

Ardita, who had noticed the women, who were on foot, as they emerged from a fenced-in area near the railroad tracks, identified Blackman as the person who had tossed the item.


With the assistance of his K-9 Lou, Ardita was able to locate a white syringe containing a small amount of suspected heroin. Blackman was charged with felonies of possession of a narcotic and falsifying physical evidence. She was also held on a probation violation.



Blackman could enter no plea to the felonies Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division.

Police prosecutor Lt. Peter Favreau requested $5,000 cash/surety bail for Blackman, saying her record includes assault, stalking, driving while intoxicated, theft by unauthorized taking and several drug convictions.

Blackman asked Judge William Lyons to set personal recognizance bail, so she could begin serving a sentence in Merrimack County. Lyons set bail at the $5,000 requested by Favreau. A probable cause hearing on the felonies was set for Oct. 25.

Home-grown marijuana

Police investigating a report of marijuana being grown in an apartment at 24 Donald St. said they found 15 suspected marijuana plants growing under lights in a dining room closet, marijuana seeds, about 116 grams of suspect marijuana, scales, currency and a loaded 12-gauge shotgun in the apartment of Adam Browning.

All the items were seized and Brown, 28, was charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled drug-cultivation of marijuana, and felonious use of a firearm.

Arrested for prostitution

Sara Douglas, 31, of 372 Manchester St., pleaded innocent Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to misdemeanor charges of prostitution and contempt of court. The contempt charge was filed because Douglas was out on personal recognizance bail on an earlier prostitution charge that is scheduled for trial Nov. 6.

Douglas is also under the umbrella of a suspended sentence on a Nov. 8, 2012, prostitution conviction. Judge William Lyons set bail at the $2,000 cash/surety requested by a police prosecutor. A status hearing on the new charge was set for Nov. 6.



Douglas was arrested Thursday night by Manchester Police Street Crime Unit officers who observed her engaged in suspected prostitution activity in the area of Union and Manchester streets. Police said Douglas got into the passenger seat of a vehicle and the officers followed the vehicle to Manchester and Hall streets, where it parked.



Police said when officers approached the vehicle on foot, they observed the man and woman engaged in sexual contact. Douglas and Thomas Come, 25, of 49 River Road, Allenstown, were arrested and charged with prostitution after police learned Come had paid Douglas money for sexual contact.

Wheels for burglary

Police said Tori Loranger, 24, of 19 Ivywood Lane, provided the vehicle for her boyfriend to burglarize a Maynard Street residence and then sold a ring that she knew, or should have known, was stolen to Cash for Gold.

A probable cause hearing on the felony criminal liability to burglary charge was set for Oct. 30. Trial on the misdemeanors of receiving stolen property and theft by deception was set for Nov. 18.

Bail was set at $3,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring her from the Maynard Street burglary site and from Cash for Gold.

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