Female prisoner handcuffed during court appearance
MANCHESTER — When Kristie Chapman was in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division last August on assault and trespass charges, she became agitated and threw a chair at Judge Thomas Barry. The chair hit the bench, not the judge.
Tuesday, Chapman was in Circuit Court for arraignment on new charges of theft by unauthorized taking and simple assault. She appeared subdued, but she was handcuffed just in case.
Barry was again the sitting judge for Tuesday’s arraignment session. To avoid any issues or questions, Judge Gregory Michael came from another courtroom to handle Chapman’s arraignment.
She’s accused of biting the loss prevention officer at Market Basket, 460 Elm St., who sought to stop her from taking items, without paying for them, police said. Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon said the bites broke the victim’s skin in two places, leaving him concerned about the possibility of disease transmission.
Reardon said Chapman has a 24-page criminal history, reflecting a variety of crimes. He requested $7,500 cash/surety bail, saying: “(Chapman) does pose an extreme danger to the public.”
Michael set bail at a total of $2,500 cash/surety, with conditions barring Chapman from the store and from contact with the loss prevention officer.
Because she has been convicted at least twice of theft, the theft charge is a felony and a probable cause hearing was set for May 8. Trial on the assault charge was set for June 11.
Police: Gun found in car
Police said passengers in a vehicle driven by a Manchester Central High School senior were pointing paint ball guns out of the windows and fired one on Grove Street Monday night. The driver, Abraham Michael Madra, 17, of 311 Lowell St., was arraigned Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on charges of carrying a firearm without a license and possession of a controlled drug.
Madra is accused of having a loaded .9 millimeter handgun in the glove compartment of the car and of having marijuana in his possession.
Bail was set at $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew. Trial was set for June 3.
Accused of hitting man
A city woman accused of punching her boyfriend on Sunday and Monday and damaging his cellphone Tuesday sought personal recognizance bail and contact with her boyfriend, saying she is pregnant.
Elizabeth Huber, 24, of 630 Prescott St., pleaded innocent in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to four charges of simple assault and one of criminal mischief.
A police prosecutor sought $1,000 cash/surety bail for Huber, with a bar on contact with her boyfriend or going to his residence. Judge Thomas Barry set bail at $1,000 cash/surety, but said Huber’s court-appointed attorney could address bail and conditions. Trial was set for May 29.
Held on robbery charge
A Hooksett man was arraigned Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on misdemeanor charges of theft by deception and receiving stolen property.
David Lavalliere, 34, of 312 Hackett Hill Road, is accused of selling a $699 Stihl chain saw reported stolen from a Goffstown hardware store at a Manchester pawn shop for $150.
Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier successfully sought $1,500 cash/surety bail for Lavalliere, who she said is being held in Rockingham County on a robbery charge. Trial was set for May 29.
Accused of damaging car
Bail was set at $1,000 personal recognizance Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for a city man accused of damaging a parked vehicle while intoxicated Monday night.
Eric Deleon Ochoa, 22, of 363 Chestnut St., allegedly broke glass and caused other damage while trying to get into the vehicle. Trial was set for June 3.
Allegedly sold stolen saw
A city woman accused of selling a reciprocating saw, reported stolen from Sears, to a pawn shop April 14 for $30 was arraigned Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on charges of receiving stolen property and theft by deception.
Bail for Linda Johnson, 33, of 452 Pine St., was set at $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions barring her from Sears and from the pawn shop.Trial was set for May 29.
Accused of threats
Jeffrey Marston, 28, of 265 Village Circle Way, pleaded innocent Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a misdemeanor charge of criminal threatening.
Marston is accused of telling his wife: “I’ll kill you in your sleep ... .” Bail was continued at $1,000 personal recognizance bail with conditions barring contact with his wife and barring him from the Village Circle Way address. Trial was set for June 4.