Manchester Crimewatch: She repaid moving help with accusation of false imprisonment
MANCHESTER — Selket Taylor, 24, of 261 Pine St., pleaded innocent Monday in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester to a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment. Taylor is accused of standing in front of an apartment door, blocking his girlfriend from leaving.
Taylor said he doesn’t understand why the woman made the accusation. “There was no conflict,” he said. Taylor claimed that he had helped the woman move, and she returned four hours later and then claimed he had kept her from leaving. He said the police officer said he was sorry he had to arrest Taylor.
Taylor requested personal recognizance bail, instead of the $1,000 cash/surety requested by the police prosecutor. Judge William Lyons set bail at $500 cash/surety and $500 personal recognizance. The trial was set for July 16.
Has deferred sentence
A police prosecutor Monday in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester requested $2,500 cash/surety bail for Robert Nault, on charges of simple assault and criminal mischief, in part because Nault has a deferred sentence on a July 2013 assault conviction.
Nault, 32, of 362 Main St., is accused of pushing his girlfriend, causing her to fall, and of punching a hole in a bedroom door.
Judge William Lyons set bail at the requested amount, with conditions barring contact with the alleged victim and barring him from her residence. The trial was set for July 15.
Bail revocation hearingA bail revocation hearing is set Tuesday in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester for Scott Gagne, 24, of 168 Bremer St., who is accused of violating bail conditions on an earlier charge by being arrested on a felony charge of possession of a controlled drug, oxycodone.
A case status hearing was scheduled for July 24. A judge will decide, after Tuesday’s hearing, whether to see bail on the new felony charge or to hold Gagne until July 24.
He’s on probation
A person arrested on a B misdemeanor is usually not held in custody until a court appearance for arraignment. A B misdemeanor does not carry the possibility of a jail sentence.
But because Raymond resident Randy Estabrook was on probation when he was arrested for driving under the influence, he appeared in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester Monday as a detainee, giving his probation officer an opportunity to place a 72-hour hold.
Estabrook, 31, of 54 Batchelder Rd., was arrested Saturday at 675 S. Willow St. on a DUI charge. In court Monday, police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier requested $3,000 personal recognizance bail, with conditions that include no alcohol consumption. The trial was set for July 16.
Refuses to sign noticeSaleh Alwadie, 28, of 1200 Elm St., was arraigned Monday in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester on three felony criminal threatening charges, one misdemeanor threatening charge and misdemeanors of possession of a controlled drug, conduct after an accident and resisting arrest. He was also cited for operating without a valid license.
Alwadie, who said he has lived here for four years and is a student at Southern New Hampshire University, was arrested Friday afternoon. Court documents show the building manager at 1200 Elm called police after Alwadie allegedly bolted out of his fourth floor apartment and told a passing female neighbor: “I’m gonna f... you.”
Alwadie is accused of saying to a maintenance worker in an elevator, who offered a pleasant comment: “Shut the f... up,” while holding a large knife aimed at the worker’s torso.
He’s accused of confronting the manager, while holding the knife over his head, asking: “Did you call the police?” When she said “yes,” Alwadie allegedly asked the question at least twice more.
The third felony threatening charge alleges Alwadie, while making stabbing motions with the knife, told another maintenance worker: “There’s gonna be blood. There’s gonna be blood.”
When police arrived, they learned Alwadie had driven away in a vehicle believed to belong to friends, which they later learned had driven over a stop sign on Kelley Street, but failed to stop or report it.
An officer spotted Alwadie running on Kidder Street, presumably headed back to the apartment building, and called out for him to stop.
Alwadie started running toward the officer, though, ignoring comments to stop and with the officer not knowing what Alwadie had in his hands, which were closed in front of Alwadie, the Officer Christian Horn fired his Taser. Horn said Alwadie kept running, so he fired a second round at a distance of about five feet.
At that point, Horn wrote, Alwadie said: “I’m done. I’m done.” He dropped a cell phone and a lighter and cooperated from then on. A bag of marijuana was found in his left front pocket.
In court, Alwadie spoke mostly through an interpreter, saying he doesn’t remember the situations listed in the charges. He also said money for his $20,000 cash/surety bail was being sent from Saudi Arabia and he will hire a private attorney.
A probable cause hearing was set June 17 on the felony charges and the trial was set for July 15. Alwadie refused to sign the court date notices.
Mandy Soucy, 32, of 71 Precourt St., pleaded innocent Monday in 9th Circuit Court-District Division-Manchester to misdemeasnor charges of simple assault and criminal mischief.
Soucy is accused of punching and slapping her boyfriend on the face and shoulder and of backing over his mattress and box spring and smashing a lamp.
Bail was continued at $500 personal recognizance, with conditions that include no contact with the alleged victim and not going to his residence. The trial was set for July 9.