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Police: Man choked 3-year-old daughter

New Hampshire Union Leader

May 10. 2012 1:33PM

CONCORD - A local man is accused of choking his 3-year-old daughter and endangering her when he threw a lit cigarette at her and her mother in an incident last month that led to a brief standoff with police.

Marc Mallard, 30, was already in jail Wednesday on charges related to an April 29 domestic violence incident and police standoff at his 10 Laurel St. apartment when police arrested him on eight additional charges.

Among the new complaints is a second-degree assault charge accusing him of choking his young daughter, and a misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child, alleging he threw a cigarette at his girlfriend when she was holding their daughter.

Police also arrested him on six other offenses from two unrelated domestic incidents occurring last March and in October 2011.

He was arraigned on the charges Wednesday in 6th Circuit Court, Concord District Division. His total bail is now $200,000 cash.

Mallard is charged with second-degree assault alleging he choked his girlfriend last March to the point that she could not breathe. He also allegedly put a belt around her neck and tried to choke her, hit her and threatened to kill her. He is charged with attempted second-degree assault, criminal threatening and two counts of simple assault in that incident.

He also was arrested on another simple assault charge alleging he pushed his girlfriend's head into a wall in an incident in October 2011. In the April incident, police said Mallard also pushed his girlfriend, who was holding their daughter, into a wall, causing both of them to fall to the floor.

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