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Lakes Region man indicted, accused of ramming girlfriend’s car in domestic dispute

Union Leader Correspondent

September 20. 2017 11:05AM

LACONIA — A Lakes Region man has been indicted on felony reckless conduct charges, accused of ramming his girlfriend’s car from behind and trying to push it into oncoming traffic.

Caleb Young, 23, was indicted by a Belknap County grand jury on Sept. 14. The alleged felony occurred June 23 in Belmont.

The indictment charges that Young rear-ended his girlfriend’s vehicle, then accelerated to push it toward an intersection, endangering the 30-year-old driver and a 29-year-old passenger.

In court records Young’s address is listed as “transient.”

The charges are Class B felonies.

The grand jury also handed up indictments against two other individuals in unrelated cases.

Justin Maher, 22, of Laconia, was indicted on a charge of criminal threatening with a deadly weapon in a June 13 Gilford incident. Police allege Maher pointed a loaded semi-automatic gun at a 19-year-old.

Hugo Rodriguez, 53, who prosecutors characterized as a transient, was indicted on the same charge in a June 18 incident in Laconia in which he allegedly used a racial slur and threatened to murder while holding a knife.

Also, Joseph Mazzitelli, 46, of Belmont, was indicted on a charge of attempted aggravated felonious sexual assault.

The grand jury returned five misdemeanor charges of sexual assault and one misdemeanor charge of simple assault against Mazzitelli.

All but one of the charges allege Mazzitelli engaged in sexual contact with a 23-year-old woman without her consent. The simple assault charge alleges he pulled down the bottom of her bathing suit. All of the crimes allegedly occurred in Gilmanton on July 17.

The grand jury handed up a total of 41 indictments against 29 defendants. Twenty-three indictments were for alleged drug possession or sales. The grand jury also returned lone indictments for witness tampering, receiving stolen property, credit card fraud, domestic violence second-degree assault and being a felon in possession of a deadly weapon.

Four indictments were returned for burglary, two for theft by unauthorized taking and two for driving after being declared a habitual offender.

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