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December 01. 2013 8:31PM

Manchester Crimewatch: Goffstown man arraigned on stabbing, drug charges

MANCHESTER — A Goffstown man, wanted for a stabbing that happened in August in the city, was arraigned Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a felony first-degree assault charge.

Anthony J. Fuhrman, 23, of 66 North Mast Road, is accused of stabbing a man in the head, neck and back after an argument. Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier said the victim had to be taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and may lose his left eye as a result of the assault.

Furhman was also arraigned on New Hampshire State Police charges, including a Nov. 11 felony charge of falsifying physical evidence for allegedly concealing a baggie of cocaine in the back seat of a cruiser after his arrest. Furhman was out on bail on a drug charge at the time of the Nov. 11 arrest.

Pelletier, saying Fuhrman has drug, assault and resisting arrest convictions in New Hampshire and a criminal weapon possession conviction in New York, requested $50,000 cash/surety bail on the Manchester charge and $5,000 cash/surety on the state police charges.

Fuhrman asked Judge John Emery for a lower bail, perhaps $10,000 cash/surety, saying: “I have a 2-year-old son who is dependent on me.” Fuhrman also said he has a job and wants to keep working. He also told the judge that the New York charge didn’t involve a gun. It was a knife, said Fuhrman.

Emery set a total of $50,000 cash/surety bail. No plea can be entered to a felony in Circuit Court, so a probable cause hearing was set for Dec. 12.

Ex-wife assaulted

Bernard McComiskey, 31, who lists the homeless shelter as his address, could enter no plea Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to felony charges of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault and burglary, so a probable cause hearing was set for Dec. 12.

McComiskey is accused of forcing his way into a South Mammoth Road residence Wednesday and pinning his ex-wife on a bed, removing her clothing and raping her.

Saying the alleged victim “is extremely fearful for her life,” police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier requested $25,000 cash/surety bail. McComiskey protested the proposed bail amount. He told Judge John Emery: “I have no criminal record whatsoever.” McComiskey also said he’s not a flight risk, wants to go back at work and could stay with his sister.

Emery responded that the sister wasn’t present, but said McComiskey could speak with his court-appointed lawyer about a motion to modify bail. He set bail for McComiskey at $25,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include no contact with his ex-wife and not going to her residence.

Jewelry sold for $3,200

William Henry, 23, of 1 Downing St., Raymond, was arraigned Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on felony charges of theft by deception and receiving stolen property.

Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier said Henry is accused of receiving almost $3,200 for more than $18,000 in stolen jewelry he sold in 12 separate transactions at Cash for Gold, 8 Gabrielle St., earlier this year.

Pelletier said a bail commissioner set $20,000 cash/surety bail for Henry and she asked Judge John Emery to continue that amount. Henry asked to have the bail set lower, so his family could afford it.

Emery set bail at $20,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include no contact with the alleged victim and no contact with Cash for Gold. A probable cause hearing on the felonies was set for Dec. 12.

Plastic pipe called weapon

A city man is accused of tying up his wife of 15 years and hitting her repeatedly with a plastic pipe, causing bruising and causing her to lose consciousness.

Haider Al Jumaili, 37, of 240 Lowell St., was arraigned Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on felony charges of criminal restraint and second-degree assault.

Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier said a bail commissioner set bail at $25,000 cash/surety and Pelletier asked Judge John Emery to maintain that amount. She said Al Jumaili doesn’t have any prior convictions, but said: “We are extremely concerned ... for the victim’s safety.”

Emery set bail for Al Jumaili at the requested $25,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include no contact with his wife and bar him from going to her residence.

Al Jumaili, who was arraigned with the assistance of an Arabic-speaking interpreter, could enter no plea to the felony charges in Circuit Court, so a probable cause hearing was set for Dec. 12.

Vending machine tossed

Kristopher Butler, 23, whose address is listed as the homeless shelter, pleaded guilty Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a disorderly conduct violation. Butler admitted tossing a newspaper dispensing box into the middle of Elm Street, obstructing traffic.

But he pleaded innocent to another disorderly conduct violation that alleges he was screaming profanities on Wall Street and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest, for allegedly struggling with an officer attempting to handcuff him. Butler was also charged with contempt because when he was arrested Thursday, he was out on $1,000 personal recognizance bail on a disorderly conduct charge for which he had not yet been arraigned.

He was fined $100 plus a $24 penalty assessment for tossing the newspaper box and opted to serve the penalty off at the rate of $50 a day, starting from his arrest. Bail on the remaining charges was set at $1,000 cash/surety and trial was set for Dec. 18.

Bail revocation hearing

A man charged with attempted burglary, accused of trying to pry open a door at an Ash Street address in order to commit a theft, could enter no plea to the felony Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division.

Douglas Barton, 33, of 455 Pine St., pleaded innocent to a violation alleging he crossed a street against the no-walk light.

Because he was out on bail on another charge at the time, the police prosecutor filed a motion to revoke Barton’s bail and a hearing was set for Monday.

A probable cause hearing was set Dec. 12 on the felony, when there will be a status hearing on the misdemeanor.


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