Bail set at $2,000 for man accused of $1,950 check forgery
MANCHESTER — Bail was set at $2,000 cash/surety Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for Jefferson Adcock, 35, of 242 Bridge St. Adcock is accused of forging a check for $1,950, payable to him, and submitting it at Citizens Bank, 875 Elm St., Wednesday.
A police prosecutor said there is an outstanding warrant for Adcock in connection with a restitution order on another case.
A probable cause hearing was set for Jan. 2.
Brown has six active cases
Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon Thursday asked a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division judge to set $15,000 cash/surety bail for Javon Brown, 20, whose address is listed as the homeless shelter.
Brown was arraigned on charges of stalking, for allegedly being with his girlfriend, and arguing, in a vehicle on South Willow Street Wednesday night; criminal mischief, for allegedly punching the windshield of the vehicle, cracking it, and receiving stolen property, for having in his possession his girlfriend's cell phone, which she had earlier reported as stolen to a police officer.
Reardon said police have six open cases with Brown as the defendant, so prosecutors considered filing a motion to revoke Brown's bail on the earlier cases. But it was decided that a significant bail might be the best way to prevent further violations.
Judge William Lyons set bail at the requested amount, with conditions that include no contact with the alleged victim and not going within 300 feet of her.
A case status hearing was scheduled for Feb. 5, 2014.
Domestic violence evaluation ordered
Tammy Muir, 31, of 280 Conant St., pleaded guilty Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to three simple assault charges that allege she assaulted her partner.
Muir originally told Judge William Lyons: "We both did it to each other." But she later decided to plead guilty to biting the victim's hand, grabbing his shirt and scratching his neck in the process, and pinching his arm, making it bleed.
The plea agreement calls for Muir to undergo a domestic violence evaluation within 45 days and follow any recommendations, and includes a six-month sentence in the house of corrections on each charge, suspended for two years. If imposed, the sentences would be concurrent.
The police prosecutor said the victim reported he and Muir have had a dating relationship for 10 years and have an 8-year-old child. He wants contact with Muir.
Theft charged as misdemeanor
Police said a Bedford woman went into Home Depot, 129 March Ave., Wednesday afternoon and, after removing the tags, put almost $280 worth of merchandise into her purse and left the store without paying.
A police prosecutor said Janelle Bosco, 23, of 44 Hilltop Drive, has a "fairly substantial" criminal record and is under the umbrella of a suspended prison term on a 2012 Hillsborough County Superior Court North robbery conviction.
Trial was set for Jan. 16, 2014, and bail was set at $1,000 cash/surety.