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Nashua police make arrest in domestic assault

May 08. 2014 11:30AM


NASHUA - A 22-year-old man is under arrest, accused of threatening a woman with a knife in an incident on Williams Street.Police went to the residence about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday for a report that a man had assaulted a 24-year-old woman he knows and threatened her with a knife.Once there, police learned Rodney Curtis, 22, no fixed address, allegedly had grabbed the woman, repeatedly slapped her, pushed her to the floor and pulled her by the hair.Two women and a man, who all know Curtis, tried to help the woman, but Curtis allegedly pushed both of the women and punched the man in the face, according to police.Police said Curtis also punched a hole in the wall and broke a banister inside the residence.He fled the scene but was arrested a short time later by officers.Curtis is charged with criminal threatening, a class B felony; simple assault, domestic violence related, and two counts each of simple assault and criminal mischief.He was detained on $25,000 cash/surety bail pending arraignment Thursday in 9th Circuit Court, Nashua District Division.

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