MANCHESTER — Ginette Beaudet, 48, of 8 Derry St., was arraigned Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a felony second-degree assault charge that alleges she poured bleach on her daughter, causing temporary blindness, and a felony criminal threatening charge that accuses her of waving a knife at her son and telling him: “This is the end of our relationship.”
Beaudet asked for personal recognizance bail, saying without her, the children won’t have anywhere to live. Judge William Lyons set bail at $6,000 cash/surety instead of the $10,000 requested by police prosecutors. Bail conditions include a ban on contact with her children.
Because no plea can be entered to a felony charge in Circuit Court, a probable cause hearing was set for June 13.
In wrong courtroom
As far as Manchester police prosecutors were concerned, Robert Conway, 23, of 235 Cameron St., was in the wrong court Monday morning.
Conway was in Circuit Court-Merrimack District Division instead of Manchester District Division, where he was scheduled to be arraigned on eight charges, six of them felonies.
The reason Conway was in Merrimack on a Goffstown charge of violation of a protective order was because there wasn’t a sitting judge in Goffstown Monday. Manchester could have handled the arraignment for Goffstown along with its own charges.
But thanks to video arraignments, the problem was solved and Conway was arraigned on the Manchester charges while sitting in the Merrimack courtroom.
He could enter no plea to felony charges of false imprisonment, aggravated felonious sexual assault, criminal threatening and three simple assaults.
The threatening and simple assault charges are felonies because of Conway’s previous convictions of domestic violence protective orders. He pleaded innocent to misdemeanors of violation of a domestic violence protective order and obstructing the report of a crime.
The Manchester charges stem from an incident April 28, when Conway allegedly violated a protective order out of Candia by being with a woman in her Manchester residence, where he allegedly raped her, threatened her with a knife, stood in front of a door to prevent her leaving, pushed her, hit her in the stomach twice, pinned her face down on a couch, and grabbed her phone as she tried to unlock it to call police.
Police prosecutor Sgt. Stephen Reardon, saying Conway has convictions for assault, stalking and violation of probation/parole, requested $75,000 cash-only bail,
Reardon said Conway has three active domestic violence petitions in addition to the one he’s accused of violating in the current charges in Manchester. He also said Conway is subject to a 72-hour probation hold.
Judge William Lyons set bail at the requested amount, with conditions barring contact with the alleged victim. A probable cause hearing was set for June 17 and trial on the misdemeanors was set for July 15.
Car was grandmother’s
Trevor Drew, 23, of 165 Golfview Drive, Monday told a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division judge that he was surprised to be charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle because it was his grandmother’s.
Because he was out on bail, scheduled for arraignment June 5 on a theft by unauthorized taking charge that alleges he ran out of Wal-Mart with almost $60 worth of merchandise, police prosecutors filed a contempt charge.
Drew, who has an extensive criminal history that includes robbery, assault and receiving stolen property, said he’s changed and is working full time.
Judge William Lyons set bail at $2,000 cash/surety and trial was set for July 15.
Preventive detention hearing
A preventive detention hearing is scheduled this morning in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for a city man arraigned Monday on charges of simple assault, criminal threatening, criminal mischief and obstructing the report of a crime.
Jason Judkins, 37, of 56 Lucille St., is accused of pushing his wife, causing her to fall onto a couch, threatening to kill her and her family, grabbing her glasses and breaking them, and breaking a number of ceramic items on a tray. He is also accused of pulling the battery from a phone and pulling out phone wires to keep her from calling for help.
Trial on the five misdemeanor charges was set for July 16.