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Manchester Crimewatch: Stalking charge gets man court date to revoke bail

March 27. 2014 8:16PM

MANCHESTER — A bail revocation hearing is scheduled Friday in 9th Circuit Court, Manchester District Division, for George Towne, 39, of 432 Joseph St.

Police prosecutors filed a motion to revoke Towne’s bail on a criminal mischief charge scheduled for trial April 30, after Towne was arrested on a new charge.

Towne was arraigned Thursday in Circuit Court on a stalking charge. He’s accused of going to his ex-girlfriend’s residence on Joliette Street and letting the air out of her vehicle tires.

If a judge revokes Towne’s bail on the mischief charge, he will be held without bail until trial on both charges April 30. If not, bail will be set on the new charge.

Accused of threatening father

Styfus Green, 20, of 354 Dubuque St., Thursday asked a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division judge: “There’s no way I can get pr (personal recognizance) bail?”

Green was in court for arraignment on charges of criminal threatening and criminal mischief. He is accused of getting into his father’s face and telling him: “I’m going to kill you,” and of breaking a television set.

Judge William Lyons cut in half the $2,000 cash/surety bail requested by police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier, who said Green is subject to a 72-hour probation hold on August 2013 drug and resisting-arrest convictions.

But Green persisted, asking Lyons a second time: “There’s no way I can get pr bail?” Lyons said he had already reduced the bail amount and no bail would take effect unless the probation hold was lifted. Trial was set for May 1.

Accused of violating protective order

Daniel Lehoux, 41, of 735 Montgomery St., was emphatic Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division when asked how he pleaded. Lehoux was in court for arraignment on a charge of violation of a domestic violence protective order that alleges he contacted the prohibited party by telephone.

Asked how he was going to plead, Lehoux said: “Not guilty! Absolutely!”

A police prosecutor requested $1,000 cash/surety bail, saying Lehoux has a deferred sentence on an October 2013 conviction for assault and criminal threatening.

Lehoux asked for a break on bail, saying he has appointments that he needs to keep. “I’m on disability,” said Lehoux, adding that he will lose that if he doesn’t keep his appointments.

Judge William Lyons reduced the bail to $500 cash/surety, with conditions that include no contact with the protected party. Trial was set for April 22.

New drug charge

Paul Cerullo, 31, of 435 Walnut St., was sought on a warrant for his failure to appear in 10th Circuit Court, Derry District Division, on 2013 charges of operating after suspension and suspended registration stemming from a stop on Interstate 93 in Londonderry.

He was arraigned on those charges and a new one Thursday in 9th Circuit Court, Manchester District Division. The new charge is a felony narcotic charge that alleges Cerullo had cocaine in his possession at 159 Concord St. Wednesday.

Bail on the Derry court charges is $1,000 personal recognizance, with an April 14 court date, but bail on the Manchester felony is $1,000 cash/surety, with a probable cause hearing April 9.

He failed to appear

Nathan Tree, 28, of 34 Case Road, Nottingham, pleaded innocent Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a theft by unauthorized taking charge that alleges he stole $47.37 worth of baby formula from the Hannaford Store on Hanover Street Jan. 16.

Tree was supposed to appear in Circuit Court for arraignment Feb. 5, but he failed to appear. Thursday he said he was at the Farnum Center the next day and is now living at Helping Hands, a dry shelter, and wants to enter another program.

Judge William Lyons set bail at $1,000 cash/surety and trial was set for April 22.

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