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Federal inmates indicted for assaulting corrections officers in Dover

By KIMBERLEY HAAS
Union Leader Correspondent

April 25. 2018 8:58PM




DOVER — Two federal inmates have been indicted on charges they assaulted and harassed corrections officers at the county jail in Dover.

Henry Parada-Martinez, 22, is charged with biting the arm of Nicholas McCarthy on Feb. 28, leaving a bruise. He could be sentenced to 3½ to 7 years in prison if convicted.

Louis Gardner, 41, is charged with kicking a cup of urine from the bottom of his cell at corrections officers on Nov. 23 and Jan. 5. Gardner also allegedly assaulted Sgt. Robert Farrell while in the custody of the Strafford County Sheriff’s Department.

Gardner could be sentenced to 44 years in prison if convicted. There are enhanced penalties for the attack on Farrell which could allow a judge to sentence Gardner to 10 to 30 years behind bars for that incident.

Jail Superintendent Chris Brackett said Wednesday both of the men are being held for the U.S. Marshals. He did not know what crimes they were arrested for.

Brackett said the indictments send the message to the jail community at Strafford County House of Corrections that violence will not be tolerated.

“We’re going to utilize whatever means we have in the justice system to let them know that’s unacceptable,” Brackett said.


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