Manchester man accused of stalking alleged assault victim
MANCHESTER — Anthony Little, 38, of 452 Pine St., was in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Wednesday for the second time this week. Little was arraigned Monday on simple assault charges that allege he bit his girlfriend’s leg and pulled her hair. Trial was set for June 25.
The conditions of Little’s $500 personal recognizance bail barred contact with the woman and barred him from her residence. He complained Monday that the Pine Street address was his residence “that she’s living in.” He also told prosecutors that she had moved out.
But he was back in court Wednesday on a stalking charge after police said Little spoke to the woman Tuesday in Victory Park. Because his bail conditions also barred him from committing a new crime, prosecutors filed a motion to revoke Little’s bail and a hearing was set for Thursday.
Moved here for fresh start
David Grimes, 56, who lists his address as the homeless shelter, told Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Judge William Lyons Wednesday he moved here from Portsmouth to get a fresh start.
Grimes was in court for arraignment on a misdemeanor charge of criminal threatening that alleges he approached an ex-girlfriend and told her: “I’m going to get you, b....” Grimes said he passed the woman, but insisted: “I didn’t say a word.”
A prosecutor requested $2,000 cash/surety bail, saying Grimes was convicted in Rochester of second-degree assault, simple assault and threatening the same woman and is on probation, with a 72-hour hold that must be resolved before any bail takes effect.
Grimes said the woman is also from Portsmouth and came here to cause problems.
Bail conditions bar Grimes from contact with the woman and bar him from her address, wherever that may be. Trial was set for June 17.
Bail revocation sought
A bail revocation hearing is scheduled Thursday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for Andrea Reyes, 20, of 95 Constant St. Reyes was charged with stalking after she was seen sitting on a Maple Street stoop Tuesday with the person she is prohibited from contacting under previous bail conditions.
If Reyes’ bail is revoked after Thursday’s hearing, she will be held until trial June 12 on the original charge and the new stalking charge.
Pleads guilty to theft
Matthew Cote, 26, who is homeless, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a theft by unauthorized taking charge that alleges he took meat valued at almost $74 from Market Basket, 460 Elm St.
A prosecutor said video surveillance showed that Cote tucked the meat packages under his sweatshirt and left without paying at about noon Tuesday.
Given his criminal history, which includes convictions in Circuit Court for criminal mischief and Hillsborough Superior Court for drug sale, and pending willful concealment and breach of bail charges in Merrimack District Division, a police prosecutor recommended 12 months in jail, with six months suspended for two years of good behavior. Cote is due in Merrimack District Division May 27.
Considered a plea
When it was his turn to enter a plea Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division, Stephen Burton, 26, of 455 Pine St., said he wanted to talk to prosecutors about his theft by unauthorized taking charge, but Judge William Lyons said that couldn’t happen because Burton had requested a court-appointed attorney.
But Burton’s attorney can seek a negotiated plea agreement with prosecutors before Burton’s trial, which was scheduled for June 17.
So Burton pleaded innocent to the theft charge, which alleges he stole a PlayStation 3 from a person and sold it to an unnamed male. Prosecutor Kristen Taylor requested $2,000 cash/surety bail for Burton, saying he stole the item and “sold it to get drug money.” She said he has convictions in Florida, including second-degree assault, an assault conviction in Derry, and possibly, a pending charge in Florida.
Lyons set bail at $1,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include no contact with the alleged theft victim and not going to the man’s residence.
Accused of mischief
Nicholas Lafond, 31, of 62 Cartier St., repeatedly asked Circuit Court-Manchester District Division Judge William Lyons for personal recognizance bail.
Lafond had been arrested on a warrant alleging he smashed a man’s vehicle window April 12 at a Cedar Street address. He told Lyons: “I’ll plead guilty if I can explain.” But because he had applied for a court-appointed lawyer, the judge could not take a plea and suggested Lafond talk to his lawyer about a plea.
A prosecutor requested $500 cash/surety bail, with conditions barring contact with the alleged victim and not going to the victim’s address. Lafond asked for personal recognizance bail, saying he doesn’t have the money because he was supposed to go to a drug store to pick up money being sent to him. “Unless I get pr bail, I can’t get the money,” he said.
Lyons wouldn’t change the bail. Trial was set for June 17.