Manchester crimewatch: Salem man denies violating order keeping him from his ex-girlfriend
MANCHESTER - Thomas Mignanelli, 30, of 12 Lake Road, Salem, pleaded innocent Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to charges of violation of a protective order and theft by deception and to a violation of probation.
Mignanelli was arrested on a warrant for the protective order violation that alleges he called an ex-girlfriend Aug. 29. Mignanelli said that was four months ago and told Judge Albert Cirone: "I'm doing very good now." Mignanelli said that includes working.
The theft by deception charge is from Concord, where he failed to appear in court July 18. The new court date there is Dec. 17, with bail set at $5,000 cash/surety.
The probation violation alleges he failed to notify his probation officer when he moved from 50 Lowell St. Bail on that is $2,000 cash/surety.
Police prosecutor Carissa Pelletier said Mignanelli was convicted of simple assault of the protective order victim in October 2011 and was given a suspended sentence. He was also convicted in 2004 on a drug charge. Cirone set bail at $4,000 on the protective order charge and trial was set for Feb. 4.
Proclaims his innocence
A city man accused of threatening the mother of his son pleaded innocent Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to two charges of criminal threatening.
David Floyd, 24, of 394 Wilson St., is accused of telling the woman he would punch her in the face during an argument over their child and of telling her if she didn't disappear from the child's life, he would make her disappear.
"I didn't do anything," Floyd told Judge Albert Cirone.
The police prosecutor had filed a motion to revoke Floyd's Aug. 5 bail, so a hearing was set for Friday morning.
Trial on the new charges was set for Feb. 6, 2013.
Settles on innocent pleas
Martin Greenwald, 36, of 412 Amherst St., seemed to be wavering about how to plead to three simple assault charges Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division.
"I guess I did shove her after she punched me in the eye," said Greenwald, but he said he changed his mind about a plea after learning he could face jail time.
Trial was set Feb. 20 for Greenwald on charges of shoving his girlfriend with one hand on her shoulder, pushing her with one hand and pushing her in the center of her chest with two hands.
Bail was continued at $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include no contact with the alleged victim, not going to a Candia address and no alcohol consumption.
Can't afford proposed bail
A man accused of shoving his ex-girlfriend in the chest with both hands and grabbing a phone from her hands when she tried to call police pleaded innocent Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to charges of simple assault and obstructing the report of a crime.
Police prosecutor Carissa Pelletier said Jamal George, 28, of 517 Chestnut St., pushed the woman down onto a bed and refused to leave the woman's residence. George told Judge Albert Cirone: "She has a boyfriend and something happened. I don't want to get into it."
Pelletier, who sought $5,000 cash/surety bail for George, said he has convictions for receiving stolen property and conduct after an accident and two convictions for probation violation.
George objected to the $5,000 cash/surety bail, saying: "I can't afford $5,000 now."
Cerone set bail at the requested $5,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring contact with the alleged victim and barring George from going to the woman's residence or where she may be.
Trial was set for Feb. 4.