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April 18. 2014 9:54PM

Manchester woman arrested twice in two days

MANCHESTER — Shauna Iudice, 27, of 331 Lake Ave., was in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Friday for the second time in as many days.

Iudice was arraigned Thursday in Circuit Court on felony charges of identity fraud and attempted theft by deception that allege she used a stolen driver’s license and Social Security card in an effort to obtain almost $3,000 worth of furniture from a Mammoth Road store Wednesday. She pleaded innocent to a charge of receiving stolen property.

A probable cause hearing on the felonies was set for April 29 and trial on the misdemeanor was set for May 21. Bail was set at $5,000 cash/surety on the Manchester charges, with conditions barring her from the furniture store and from contact with the owner of the stolen identification.

Bail on a warrant from Nashua, for Iudice’s failure to appear in Nashua District Division on a criminal trespass charge, is $1,000 cash/surety. She is scheduled to appear in that court April 30.

Iudice was released on bail Thursday, but wasn’t free for long. She was arrested again later Thursday, after she was stopped driving on Valley Street and identified herself as Amanda Murphy.She was charged with disobeying a police officer and contempt, for allegedly committing a new crime while out on bail. Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier, noting Iudice has a criminal history that includes drug convictions, requested a new $5,000 cash/surety bail, which Judge William Lyons granted. The new misdemeanors were also set for trial May 21.

A new job

Stephen Bushey, 42, of 25 Arlington St., pleaded Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for personal recognizance bail, after a police prosecutor told him a guilty plea to a simple assault charge would result in jail time.Bushey, who is accused of grabbing a woman by the neck and squeezing, causing pain, during an argument, told Lyons he is trying to straighten out his life. “I haven’t been in trouble for a year,” said Bushey, adding: “Monday I start a new job.”A police prosecutor requested $1,000 cash/surety bail, noting Bushey’s criminal history, which includes assault and criminal trespass.Despite Bushey’s pleas, the judge wasn’t willing to set all personal recognizance bail, setting bail at $500 cash/surety and $500 personal recognizance. Trial was set for May 21.

Napping in court

With her head tipped back against the wall and her mouth open, Michelle Guthrie appeared to be sleeping through the first few arraignments of detainees Friday morning in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division. But as soon as her name was called, Guthrie, 29, of 236 Douglas St., opened her eyes and stood up.But she could enter no plea to a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, although she did plead innocent to a misdemeanor charge of possession of a drug in a motor vehicle. Police said Guthrie was driving in a parking lot at 271 Mammoth Road with Clonazepam in her vehicle. Bail was set at $1,000 cash/surety, with a probable cause hearing on the felony April 230 and trial on the misdemeanor May 21.

Says no relationship with victim

Benjamin Harding, 31, of 6 Craig Drive, Merrimack, pleaded innocent Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a misdemeanor charge of simple assault that alleges he told an ex-girlfriend, while he was at a Karatzas Avenue address, that he was going to get a gun and put it to her head.

Harding said it’s not true. “She’s not my ex-girlfriend. She lives down the hall.” He said he doesn’t really know the woman. “I met her for about 10 seconds,” he told Lyons.

Bail was set at $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring contact with the alleged victim. But a police prosecutor said there is a warrant from Hillsborough County Superior Court for Harding, because he owes more than $600 in fines.

Gave a false name

Megan Latanowich, 25, of 12 Knight St., pleaded innocent Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to charges of disobeying a police officer and contempt of court. Latanowich is accused of giving a false name to an officer when he stopped the vehicle she was driving on Union Street earlier Thursday.

The contempt charge alleges she committed a new crime while out on bail on a theft by unauthorized taking charge for which she failed to appear in court in February.

A police prosecutor said Latanowich waived a probable cause hearing March 12 on a robbery charge, which was bound over to the Rockingham County North grand jury.

Lyons set bail at $1,000 cash/surety and trial was set for May 21.


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