Mass. man gets 30-days in jail on harassment charge
MANCHESTER — A man who lists a Waltham, Mass., address told a Circuit Court-Manchester District Division judge Friday that a harassment charge was supposed to be dropped as part of a plea agreement Wednesday in Hillsborough County Superior Court.
Eddies Perez, 38, of 101 Bowdoin St., told Judge Gregory Michael: “My lawyer told me that would take care of it.”
Perez was referring to the harassment charge that alleges he sent several vulgar text messages to a Manchester woman.
Michael asked the police prosecutors is they knew anything about such an agreement.
Prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier said she was not aware of such an agreement, but said the alleged offense occurred on June 3, so it is possible.
Michael set bail at $1,000 personal recognizance, since Perez will be at the Valley Street Jail serving 20 days, allowing for good time, on Wednesday’s 30-day sentence. Bail conditions bar contact with the alleged victim. A status hearing was set for Sept. 11.
The Tostitos defense
Joseph Flynn, 49, of 66 Orange St., could enter no plea Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a felony charge of falsifying physical evidence, so a probable cause hearing was set for Aug. 27, when a judge will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to send the case to the Hillsborough County North Grand Jury for possible indictment.
Officers who arrested Flynn on Orange Street shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday alleged he swallowed what was believed to be crack cocaine. Judge Gregory Michael said if Flynn were accused of munching on crack cocaine, he would probably use “the Tostitos defense.”Flynn said he receives Social Security Disability payments and a Christian ministry helps him. “I’ve been at this address for over a year,” he told the judge.
A police prosecutor sought $1,000 cash/surety bail, saying Flynn’s criminal history includes 2011 convictions for theft by unauthorized taking and resisting arrest and 2003 convictions for kidnapping and aggravated felonious sexual assault of a person under age 18 and bail jumping.
The judge set bail at $2,000 personal recognizance, with conditions that include no use of alcohol.
Bench warrant leads to new charge
When Manchester police arrested Corey Douglas, 25, on a bench warrant issued after he failed to appear in Circuit Court-Merrimack District Division for a hearing, they said he had heroin in his possession. He was then charged with a felony of possession of a narcotic with intent to sell.
Douglas, who lists the homeless shelter as his address, could enter no plea to the felony drug charge Friday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division, so a probable cause hearing was set for Aug. 13, when a judge will decide whether there is sufficient evidence to send the case to the Hillsborough County North Grand Jury for possible indictment.
Police prosecutor Carrissa Pelletier requested $5,000 cash/surety bail for Douglas, noting he waived a probable cause hearing set for May 14 on a felony charge of possession of a narcotic (heroin).
Douglas asked for personal recognizance bail, but Judge Gregory Michael said: “It’s not going to happen.” Michael set bail at the amount requested by the prosecutor.
Michael set bail on the Merrimack warrant at $269 cash, the amount he owes the Office of Cost Containment for attorney fees that he failed to pay.
A new court date of Sept. 16 was set for the Merrimack District Division hearing.