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December 11. 2013 8:15PM

Sex offender sought for failing to register turns himself in

MANCHESTER — Convicted sex offender William Gagnon, 40, who was wanted on a felony charge of failure to register in September, was arraigned Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division.

Gagnon, whose address was listed as 263 Hanover St., turned himself in to Hillsborough County Sheriff's office Tuesday, after seeing his photo and a story in the media.

He was also sought on a capias from Hillsborough County Superior Court North for a probation violation on a conviction for the same charge. He was convicted of sexual assault in Massachusetts in 1996 and is required to register.

Because no plea can be entered to a felony charge in Circuit Court, a probable cause hearing was set for Dec. 23. Bail was set at $1,000 cash/surety.

Accused of threatening wife

Abdulrhman Abduljalil, 29, of 470 Silver St., could enter no plea Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a felony charge of criminal threatening.

A police prosecutor said Abduljalil, while holding a large knife, told his wife: "I will commit a crime against you."

In addition to requesting $5,000 cash/surety bail, the prosecutor asked that Abduljalil sign a waiver of extradition, because he is a Saudi Arabia national.

Judge William Lyons set bail at $3,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include no contact with his wife, with whom he has an infant son, and not going to her residence. A probable cause hearing was set for Dec. 23.

Accused of jumping on tent

Joel Marceau, 51, who pleaded innocent to simple assault Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division, complained to the judge about bail conditions.

Marceau is accused of jumping on top of a tent that a woman was in under the Granite Street Bridge, and of striking the woman in the face.

Conditions of Marceau's $1,000 cash/surety bail bar contact with the woman and bar him from her residence, but Marceau complained to Judge William Lyons: "We're both staying at the shelter." Lyons did not modify the conditions. Trial was set for Jan. 9, 2014.

Man charged with assaulting wife

The attorney for a city man who allegedly assaulted and threatened to smother his wife Tuesday while out on bail on disorderly conduct and contempt charges, again asked a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division judge to set personal recognizance bail for his client.

Robert Haines, 66, of 509 Lake Ave., is also charged with resisting arrest, for fleeing from an officer after being told he was under arrest and attempting to barricade himself in a rear bedroom. He is charged with contempt for allegedly committing a crime while out on bail set Nov. 16.

A police prosecutor said Mrs. Haines had recently been released from the hospital. Haines allegedly grabbed her by the wrist and threw her onto a bed and held a pillow over her face, threatening to smother her Tuesday.

The prosecutor cited the "dangerousness issue" in requesting $10,000 cash/surety bail on the latest charges for Haines, who has been in court on several sets of disorderly conduct and contempt charges since his original arrest last month.

Public defender Demetrio Aspiras said Haines is already scheduled for a competency hearing Jan. 13 and scheduled for a court hearing Feb. 11.

Judge William Lyons set bail at $5,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring Haines from contact with his wife.

Resisting arrest charges

Howard Fohlin, 28, of 50 Cranwell Drive, pleaded innocent Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

Fohlin had failed to appear for arraignment Dec. 5. He is accused of taking flight when he saw police arriving Nov. 14 at the Cranwell Drive residence where he was staying. Police were there to arrest a resident, Robert Conroy, 17, in connection with a series of vehicle thefts and arsons.

Bail for Fohlin was set at $1,000 cash/surety and trial was set for Jan. 8, 2014.


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