Manchester mom stands by son as he pleads guilty to assaulted her
MANCHESTER — A city teen and his mother stood together at the defense table Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division as the teen pleaded guilty to assaulting his mother.
Noah Allain, 17, was arrested Tuesday after police responded to his residence at 203 Maplehurst Ave. His mother had intervened in an argument Allain was having with his younger brother and she took Allain’s laptop. Angry, he chased her and punched her on the side of the face, near her eye.
His mother, Michelle, stood by her son’s side as he entered a negotiated plea that includes a six-month jail sentence, all suspended for one year of good behavior. Allain must also have a domestic violence evaluation within 45 days and follow up with any recommended counseling.
Alternative placement needed
Kout Kout, 17, of 38 Joliette St., could enter no plea Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a felony charge of criminal threatening that alleges he threatened his brother while holding a knife.
Bail was continued at $2,500 personal recognizance, but among the conditions are that Kout is to have no contact with his brother so Kout cannot return to the Joliette Street residence at this time.
Because of his age, the police department contacted the New Hampshire Division for Children and Family Services and sought a temporary alternative placement for him.
A court-appointed lawyer will represent Kout at a probable cause hearing set for May 7.
Pulling a fire alarm box at 251 Pine St. early on the morning of Nov. 9, 2013, probably seemed like a good idea at the time.
But Wednesday morning in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division, Xavier Nieves, 19, of 276 Lake Ave., learned it was an expensive prank.
Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier said that surveillance video eventually led police to Nieves. She said: “(Nieves) admitted to pulling the alarm for fun.”
He was fined $1,200, with $1,000 of the fine suspended for two years of good behavior. With the penalty assessment, he had to pay $248 for his bad decision.
Insists on pleading guilty
Victoria Duford, 22, of 307 Catamount Road, Northwood, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a 2013 resisting arrest charge.
Duford was sentenced to six months in jail with all but 30 days suspended.
Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier said police watching a known drug house on Walnut Street Sept. 26, 2013, saw a woman get out of a car, enter the house and exit quickly, getting back into the car, which then drove away.
When the vehicle committed a traffic infraction, it was stopped. Pelletier said Duford, who was a passenger, was asked to stay put while others in the vehicle were questioned and agreed to do so. But Duford ran off causing a pursuit, Pelletier said.
Duford failed to appear in Circuit Court on that charge and a warrant was issued.
That warrant turned up after she was among four people found in a room at the Super 8 Hotel on Brown Avenue Monday morning. The Fugitive Task Force was seeking a wanted subject.
Duford was taken into custody on a probation violation warrant and returned to the women’s prison.
Duford told the prosecutor during the pre-arraignment session Wednesday that she had an agreement that would enable her to be paroled on her original conviction and go home.
Although the prosecutor warned Duford that agreement might be jeopardized by her plea to the resisting arrest charge, and suggested she plead innocent to the resisting arrest charge and speak with an attorney, Duford insisted on pleading guilty Wednesday.