MANCHESTER —A city man, arraigned Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on 30 felony counts of possession of child pornography, complained that a $30,000 cash/surety bail was too high.
But Judge William Lyons told Warren Robinson, 55, of 1799 Bodwell Road: “It’s appropriate.” Lyons said the bail is $1,000 for each of the 30 separate felony charges. “These are child sex images,” said Lyons.
Among the bail conditions requested by police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier is that Robinson have no unsupervised contact with anyone under age 18.
Robinson was arrested after an investigation by Manchester Police, in partnership with Homeland Security and the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which consists of detectives from Concord, Bedford, Raymond and Weare police departments.
The case originated with the Concord Police Department, which conducted an online Peer to Peer file-sharing investigation in February. When it was discovered the suspect lived in Manchester, the investigation was turned over to city detectives.
A search warrant was executed at the Bodwell Road address on June 24 and evidence was seized that led to the arrest of Robinson. According to court documents, Robinson told police that he watched child pornography movies on various occasions and some might still be on his computer. The documents show some of the videos include images of female children estimated to be as young as 4.
No plea can be entered to a felony in Circuit Court, so a probable cause hearing was set for July 15, when a judge can determine if there is sufficient evidence to send the case to the Hillsborough County North Grand Jury for possible indictment.
Bail on new theft charge
Kiera Trammel, 18, of 6 Frontage Road, was hoping for personal recognizance bail on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking at her arraignment Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division.
But Trammel had already been released on personal recognizance on an alleged theft charge on June 27 when she allegedly committed a new theft.
The June 27 charge alleges she took alcohol valued at more than $38 from the Hannaford store on John Devine Drive. She was arrested again Tuesday, this time for allegedly taking a purse valued at $9.97 from a shelf at Walmart on Keller Street and walking out of the store without paying for it.
Trammel told Judge William Lyons that she needed to be released because she was supposed to have a job interview Wednesday morning. Lyons said personal recognizance bail was out of the question, because not only was she out on bail on the theft charge from Hannaford, but she also has pending theft charges in Goffstown and Hillsborough County Superior Court North.
Lyons set bail at $2,000 cash/surety on the new theft charge, with conditions barring Trammel from going to Hannaford and Walmart. Because she was out on personal recognizance bail at the time of the second theft arrest, police prosecutors filed a contempt of court charge. Trial on both Manchester theft charges and the contempt misdemeanor was set for July 31.
No ice cream involved
A Nashua man, who police said wasn’t at Cremeland Dairy on Valley Street for the ice cream, was arraigned Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a felony charge of sale of a narcotic drug.
Zachary Wentworth, 24, of 9 Edmatteric Drive, is accused of selling oxycodone Tuesday evening while parked next to an unmarked police car in the Cremeland parking lot.
Court documents allege that officers parked in the lot noticed a vehicle driving around the lot while the driver was on the phone. The driver then pulled behind the police car and parked.
According to the documents, a few minutes later, another car, driven by Wentworth, entered the lot and parked next to the officers’ vehicle. The 23-year-old in the vehicle behind the officers got out of his car, went to the open window of Wentworth’s vehicle, handed him some money and was given a folded white paper by Wentworth.
The two officers then made contact with Wentworth and the other man. Police said Wentworth had handed over two 30mg oxycodone in return for cash and Wentworth was arrested and charged with the sale.
At his arraignment, Wentworth declined to apply for a court-appointed attorney. He asked Judge William Lyons if the $5,000 cash/surety bail could be reduced, but Lyons said it was warranted by Wentworth’s record, which includes possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, robbery, resisting arrest and violation of probation/parole. A probable cause hearing was set for July 16.
No bail revocation motion
Tarik Holmes, 37, of 92 Walnut St., was arraigned Wednesday on a felony charge of burglary and misdemeanors of simple assault and criminal threatening that allege he pushed in an air conditioner to gain entry to an ex-girlfriend’s Dutton Street apartment June 21, grabbed the woman’s arm and tried to remove her underwear. He is also charged with texting her that he damage her car, and other threats.
Holmes had been arraigned Monday in Circuit Court on charges of stalking, criminal trespass, possession of a controlled drug (marijuana) and resisting arrest in connection with another effort to enter the apartment and find his ex-girlfriend just before midnight Saturday. Bail was set at $5,000 cash/surety on those charges Monday.
Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier said Wednesday the new charges predate the charges on which Holmes was arraigned Monday, so no bail revocation motion was filed. She also said no additional bail is being sought.
A probable cause hearing on the felony charge was set for July 15 and trial on the misdemeanors was set for July 24.
Another Rice arraigned
Raheem Rice, 36, of 135 Cartier St., was arraigned Wednesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on a felony second-degree assault charge that alleges he punched and kicked a man after the man was shot twice May 24 at the USA Chicken and Biscuit Restaurant, 990 Elm St.
Another man, Kyree Rice, 22, of 6 Boucher St., was charged with shooting Curtis Clay, 42, who was shot once through his right bicep and once through his left shoulder after a woman was pushed to the floor inside the restaurant and a large fight broke out.
Raheem Rice could enter no plea to the felony in Circuit Court, so a probable cause hearing was set for July 31, so a judge can determine whether there is sufficient evidence to send the case to the Hillsborough County North Grand Jury for possible indictment.
Bail was continued at $10,000 cash/surety, with conditions that include no contact with the victim and no contact with a named female and not going to their residences. Rice is also barred from the restaurant.
Rehab a possibility
A woman arrested on a bench warrant for violation of probation, for allegedly moving without notifying her probation officer and for failing to complete a substance abuse program, Wednesday asked a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division judge for personal recognizance bail so she can enter a rehabilitation program.
Police said Samantha Perry, 28, of 323 Belmont St., had clonazepam and suboxone in her possession when she was arrested at Cedar and Chestnut streets, so she was also arraigned on two felony charges of possession of a narcotic.
The probation violation warrant carried a bail of $10,000 cash/surety and police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier requested $5,000 cash/surety on the new drug charges. Pelletier said Perry is under the umbrella of a suspended sentence on a January conviction for conduct after an accident and operating after suspension, and has other convictions.
Judge Lyons set bail at the amount requested by the prosecutor, but told Perry that if her attorney can arrange a seamless transition into a residential treatment program, the bail can be modified.
A probable cause hearing was set for July 15, so a judge can determine whether there is sufficient evidence to send the case to the Hillsborough County North grand jury for possible indictment.