Manchester man ignores bail conditions, gets himself arrested again
MANCHESTER — A city man accused of assaulting his girlfriend was scheduled for arraignment Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division.
Bill Tailey, 26, of 100 O’Malley St., showed up for his arraignment, but he was accompanied by his alleged victim, so he was arrested for stalking and held overnight.
Friday morning, he was arraigned on the stalking and assault charge, which alleges he struck his girlfriend on the right side of her face Aug. 8 on Spruce Street. He pleaded innocent to both charges and trial was set for Sept. 17.
But because he had allegedly violated his bail conditions, police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon filed a motion to revoke Tailey’s bail and have him held without bail until his trial next month.
Tailey’s attorney, Todd Russell, asked Judge William Lyons to hold the hearing immediately, instead of waiting until Monday. Lyons asked Reardon if he was ready to proceed, and Reardon said “no,” because attorneys from the city solicitor’s office handle those hearings and bring in witnesses.
Lyons said the hearing would be held Monday, to ensure due process, to which Russell responded: “I don’t think the government is entitled to due process.”
Lyons repeated that the bail revocation hearing would be held Monday. Tailey will be held without bail until then.
He will wait in jail
When Stephen Scarlett, 47, of 173 Huse Road, appeared in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on June 4 on a fugitive from justice warrant, he refused to waive extradition, choosing to fight extradition to Florida. Bail was set and an extradition hearing was scheduled Friday.
Scarlett, who was free on bail, appeared Friday in Circuit Court with his attorney, Todd Russell. Prosecutor Jeremy Harmon told Judge William Lyons that he has, in hand, the governor’s warrant necessary for Scarlett’s removal without a waiver.
Harmon said Florida authorities have asked for 10 days to come to Manchester to pick up Scarlett. Lyons set a deadline for pickup, saying if Scarlett has not been picked up by 12:01 a.m. Aug. 28, he is to be brought to court and, unless another warrant has been filed, released.
Russell, Scartlett’s attorney, asked for bail to be set, but Harmon objected and Lyons said Scarlett was to be taken into custody and held without bail until Aug. 28.
Russell said: “I think we’re entitled to due process.” Lyons did not respond and employees of the sheriff’s department handcuffed Scarlett and removed him from the courtroom.
Jewelry wasn’t his
Victor Alvarado, 26, of 558 Silver St., was arraigned Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on felony charges of receiving or possession of stolen property and theft by deception.
Alvardo is accused of having items in his possession including 14 men’s gold rings, that were not his to sell. He allegedly obtained $1,300 for the items at Cash for Gold, at 8 Gabrielle St.
Bail was set at $5,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include no contact with the owner of the items and not going to Cash for Gold. No plea can be entered to a felony in Circuit Court, so a probable cause hearing was set for Aug. 28, when a judge will determine in there is sufficient evidence to send the case to the Hillsborough County North grand jury for possible indictment.