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Manchester Crimewatch: City man accused of assaulting wife during argument

MANCHESTER — A city man accused of assaulting his wife during an argument told a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division judge that he needed to get out on bail because his wife uses drugs and there are three young children at home.

Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon said state officials would be notified to investigate, and requested $2,000 cash/surety bail for David Nault, 44, of 311 Lake Ave.

The assault charge is a felony because Nault was convicted in 2012 of violating a protective order. He has also been convicted twice of assaulting the same victim.

A probable cause hearing was set for Feb. 26. Bail was set at the requested $2,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include no contact with his wife and signing a waiver of extradition.

Bail motion withdrawn

After Amanda Oxley, 27, of 343 Rimmon St., was arrested for stalking a man Wednesday night while she was out on bail on a criminal threatening charge and twice failing to appear in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a willful concealment charge, police prosecutors filed a motion to revoke Oxley's bail on the earlier charges and have her held until trial.

Oxley was arraigned Thursday in Circuit Court on the stalking charge, the criminal threatening charge for which she had been scheduled for arraignment March 5, and the willful concealment charge.

Judge John Coughlin set bail at $15,000 cash/surety and trial on all charges was set for March 13.

Grandmother was victim

A Somerville, Mass., woman accused of stealing $20,000 worth of jewelry from her grandmother was arraigned Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division after being extradited from Massachusetts.

Haley McElmurray, 20, of 232 Broadway St., could enter no plea to the felony theft by unauthorized taking charge in circuit court, so a probable cause hearing was set for Feb. 25.

Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon requested $2,000 cash/surety bail for McElmurray, who he said was recently convicted of drug distribution in Massachusetts.

Requested bail conditions include signing a waiver of extradition and no contact with her grandmother.

Accused of assault

A man accused of assaulting his mother asked on Thursday for personal recognizance bail, saying he would be willing to check in with the probation department on a weekly basis.

William Lawrence, 25, of 55 Pennacook St., pleaded innocent in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to two assault charges that allege he grabbed his mother by her shirt and pushed her against a wall and he grabbed her shirt and pushed her into the living room. A resisting arrest charge alleges he ran from an officer.

Lawrence said he, his girlfriend and their baby live with his mother, and he has no money.

"I get disability," he said.

But bail conditions would bar him from contact with his mother and from the Pennacook Street residence.

Judge John Coughlin set bail at $500 cash/surety, but told Lawrence he could speak to his lawyer about a possible change in the bail.


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