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March 26. 2013 1:30PM

UNH art history professor arrested for assaulting woman with cane


University of New Hampshire art history professor David Smith, 67, was arrested at his Newmarket home on Saturday night for allegedly assaulting a female, live-in acquaintance. (Courtesy photo/Newmarket Police Department)

NEWMARKET - A University of New Hampshire professor is facing a simple assault charge after police were called to his home on Saturday night for a domestic disturbance.

Police allege that David Smith, 67, of 27 Elm St., Newmarket, hit a female, live-in acquaintance with a cane.

The woman reported the alleged assault to police around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday night and Smith was arrested shortly thereafter, Newmarket Police Lt. Kyle True said on Tuesday.

Smith was released on $1,500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in the 10th Circuit Court, Brentwood division, on May 7 for arraignment.

As a condition of bail he is to have no contact with the victim.

Smith is a professor of art history at UNH, according to the university;s website. Smith also identified himself to police as a UNH professor during the booking process, True said.

He said it is the first contact the department has had with Smith.


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