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December 18. 2013 10:17PM

City man charged with endangering child

MANCHESTER — A city man was arraigned Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

Andrew Ellis, 46, of 275 Massabesic St., is accused of leaving a three-year-old alone in his apartment while he went to a store to buy beer.

Ellis, who said he works part time, asked for a break on bail, saying: "I can't afford to lose my job."

A police prosecutor had sought $2,000 cash/surety bail, but Judge Gregory Michael said he would set bail at $2,000 personal recognizance, but the bail conditions include a ban on any consumption of alcohol, bar contact with the child and bar Ellis from the Massabesic Street residence. Trial was set for Jan. 14, 2014.

Found in the wrong place

Police responding at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a man banging on the door of a Beech Street apartment and threatening the woman inside, found footprints on the door, which was ajar. Inside, they saw a man they recognized.

Officers Ben Foster and Cliff Ellston knew there were warrants for domestic-related charges for Corey Guay, 24, who lists 467 Beech St. as his address.

When they told him to stop, Guay fled, with Foster in pursuit. The two men engaged in a struggle on the rear porch, up against the railing. With Ellston's help, Foster was able to move Guay away from the railing. But the officers said Guay continued to struggle, until Officer Justin Mangum was able to help subdue him with a Taser.

As a result of his actions, Guay was charged with simple assault and resisting arrest. The earlier charges are simple assault (2), false imprisonment and criminal threatening.

In Circuit Court-Manchester District Division later in the morning, a police prosecutor requested $5,000 cash/surety bail, noting Guay's criminal history includes several convictions, including stalking the same woman.

Guay asked for a break on bail, saying he works part time, earning $150 a week. "I support (the victim) and my daughter," he said. Judge Gregory Michael reduced bail to $1,000 but said some amount of cash/surety bail was necessary. "It's clearly appropriate," said Michael, adding the Guay is to have "absolutely no contact" with the woman. Trial on all charges was set for Jan. 13, 2014.

Bail revocation hearing

Police prosecutors filed a bail revocation motion after Roland Iller, 25, of 210 Bourne St., was arrested Tuesday on a simple assault charge that alleges he grabbed his girlfriend by the neck at a Pine Lane address. He was also arrested on a warrant for felony receiving stolen property, for allegedly having in his possession construction material valued at $2,040 owned by Huttig Building Supplies.

At his arraignment Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division, Iller told Judge Gregory Michael: "These charges are bogus."

A hearing on the bail revocation motion was set for Thursday in Circuit Court. If Iller's bail on the prior charges is not revoked, bail will be set on the new charges.

A probable cause hearing on the felony was set for Jan 2, and trial on the misdemeanor was set for Jan. 8, when Iller was already scheduled to plead to charges of conduct after an accident from Jan. 30, theft by unauthorized taking and contempt of court from July 5, and operating after suspension from July 6.

Crash results in DWI charge

When police responded to Canal and Dow streets at about 3 a.m. Wednesday, for a report of an accident, they found a vehicle driven by Tyler O'Donal , 26, of 150 Kelley St., had crashed into a light pole and the front entrance of Fortified Gym, 100 Dow St.

Officers Mike Caron and Ryan Boyd investigated and said O'Donal was under the influence of alcohol. Because he was convicted of Driving While Intoxicated in Concord District Court in June 2011, he was charged with second offense DWI.No bail was set on the DWI charge at O'Donal's arraignment Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division because prosecutors had filed a motion to revoke O'Donal's bail on an earlier charge of criminal threatening, which is scheduled for trial Feb. 5, 2014.
The threatening charge alleges O'Donal told an ex-girlfriend Oct. 22 in Veterans Park: "If you tell anyone, I will kill you." A hearing on the bail revocation motion was set for Thursday in Circuit Court. If O'Donal's bail on the threatening charge is not revoked, bail will be set on the DWI charge. Trial on the DWI charge was set for the same day as the threatening charge.

Says pants weren't hers

Janelle Marie Brophy, 29, who is homeless, Wednesday told a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division judge that she was wearing borrowed pants when she was arrested for willful concealment and police found heroin in the pants pocket.

Brophy, who said she moved up here to get away from the environment that resulted in two drug convictions in Massachusetts, was charged with willful concealment for allegedly taking $135 in cables and other electronic items from a local store.

Police prosecutors requested $5,000 cash/surety bail for Brophy, who sought a break on bail. Brophy told Judge Gregory Michael she had a job interview scheduled for Thursday and had just gotten permission to see her children, who she hadn't seen for nine months.

Michael set bail at the amount requested by the prosecutors. A probable cause hearing on the felony and a status hearing on the misdemeanor were set for Jan. 2, 2014.

Cites family obligations

David Mitchell, 24, of 138 Taylor St., could enter no plea to two felony drug sale charges Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division. Mitchell was arrested on warrants that allege he sold heroin on Oct. 2 and 9.

Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier requested $50,000 cash/surety bail, with a hearing on the source of any funds offered for bail, and a waiver of extradition signed before Mitchell is released. Pelletier said Mitchell has one drug conviction, as well as an assault conviction.

Mitchell told Judge Gregory Michael he is responsible for several family members and asked for a lower bail: "So I can go home and take care of my family."

Michael set bail at $15,000 cash/surety. A probable cause hearing on the felony drug charges was set for Jan. 2, 2014.


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