December 12. 2013 11:05PM

Hooksett man arrested on assault charges


HOOKSETT — A local man was arrested Thursday night on charges he assaulted a woman, police said in a release.

Richard Bates, 50, of 76 Merrimack St., hit the woman, who police did not name, several times and pushed her into a refrigerator, where she hit her head and briefly lost consciousness, the release said. The victim had “multiple bruises,” but refused medical treatment, the release said.

Bates was charged with second-degree assault.