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April 28. 2014 10:39PM

Manchester man faces bail revocation after being accused of assault

MANCHESTER — Joshua Tarbell, 26, of 220 Amherst St., is scheduled for a bail revocation hearing today in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division because he allegedly violated bail conditions on theft-related charges by assaulting his girlfriend.

Tarbell was arrested April 13 on two charges of receiving stolen property and two of theft by deception that allege he sold tools that were not his to a pawn shop on Feb. 6 and again on Feb. 18, netting a total of $63.

Tarbell was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail, barred from a boat service business in Alton Bay, barred from contact with the owner and barred from committing a new crime while on release.

But Tarbell was arrested again Saturday, accused of assaulting his girlfriend, the mother of his 1-year-old child. His girlfriend told police he hit her in the face during an argument, while he claimed she hit him. Court documents show the responding officer noted an injury to the woman’s face, but none to Tarbell’s.

If the judge revokes Tarbell’s bail, he will be held until trial on all matters, now set for June 4. If his bail is not revoked, bail on the new assault charge will be set.

Fighting with officers alleged

Steven Flattery, accused of fighting with police officers after he was refused entry to a nightclub for being intoxicated, pleaded innocent Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to three charges of simple assault and one of disorderly conduct.

Flattery, 26, of 81 Bow St., said he thought personal recognizance bail would be appropriate because he’d spent the weekend in jail. “And I’m supposed to be sympathetic,” said Judge Gregory Michael.

A police prosecutor requested $1,000 cash/surety bail, saying Flattery still has a deferred sentence pending on a conduct after an accident conviction.

Michael set bail at $2,000 personal recognizance, but with conditions that include, Michael said: “Absolutely no alcohol.” Trial was set for June 4.

Backpack contents identified

Leonel Paniaqua, 19, of 459 Central St., was arraigned April 22 in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a variety of charges, including burglary, resisting arrest, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and other charges related to a store burglary and several attempted burglaries. At the time, prosecutors said police were still trying to determine the ownership of several items found in Paniaqua’s backpack.

Monday, Paniaqua was back in Circuit Court for arraignment on a misdemeanor charge of receiving stolen property in reference to a laptop found in the backpack.

Police prosecutors said Paniaqua was being held on $15,000 cash/surety bail set at his arraignment last week, so they requested $1,000 personal recognizance bail on the new charge. Trial was set for May 22, the same day as trial on the other misdemeanors and violations.

Cares for three children

Jessica Cook, who is accused of taking merchandise from Market Basket, 460 Elm St., pleaded innocent Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division and trial was set for June 5.

Cook was hoping for personal recognizance bail, saying she takes care of three children, including an 11-month-old.

Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier requested $2,000 cash/surety bail, saying Cook has previous convictions for shoplifting, welfare fraud and willful concealment.

Judge Gregory Michael set bail at $1,000 personal recognizance, but that will not be effective unless a 72-hour probation hold is lifted.

No gun has been found

Philip Joseph, 21, of 479 Hall St., could enter no plea Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a felony charge of criminal threatening that alleges he tried to punch a man in the face Saturday in the area of South Willow and Shasta streets.

Court documents show the alleged victim said Joseph then pulled out a black handgun and pointed it at him. The man told police he fled through a yard, telling a homeowner he was being pursued by a man with a gun.

Court documents show Joseph told police that he had tried to talk to the man, a former roommate, about alleged thefts of money. Joseph said he tried to punch the man, but the man dodged the punch and punched Joseph. According to the documents, when the man fled, Joseph said he got back into the vehicle in which he was a passenger and left the area.

Judge Gregory Michael asked police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon: “Did they find the gun?” Reardon said the gun hasn’t been found. Reardon asked for $10,000 cash/surety bail, saying Joseph has a 12-page criminal record, including felony convictions. Michael set bail at $6,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring contact with the alleged victim and barring any consumption of alcohol. A probable cause hearing was set for May 7.

Accused of assaulting woman

Nicole Emmons, who was arraigned Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a felony second-degree assault charge and two charges of simple assault, sought a break on bail, saying she needs to be home with her three children.

Emmons, 31, of 91 West St., is accused of punching a woman in the head, knocking her down and kicking her repeatedly. Court documents show the victim told police that Emmons and her partner, David “ChiChi” Rodriguez, pulled up next to her and Emmons got out of the car and assaulted her and then Rodriguez joined in, kicking the woman.

Court documents show the 29-year-old, who said she woke up in the hospital, showed evidence of assault when interviewed by police. She said she made crack cocaine buys for the couple.

A police prosecutor sought $7,500 cash/surety bail for Emmons, but her partner, Rodriquez, asked Judge Gregory Michael to make it personal recognizance bail, or reduce it so he doesn’t have to use the rent money for bail and have their children be out on the street.

He said his mother bailed him out and suggested that he be allowed to switch places with Emmons, so she could take care of the children.

Michael set bail at a total of $5,000, with a probable cause hearing date of May 7 and trial set for June 4.


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