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Crime

Holloway denies assaulting his attorney

MANCHESTER – When his now former public defender, Michael Davidow, told Dale Holloway Jr. at the outset of their meeting at Valley Street jail Monday morning that Davidow would be withdrawing from the case, the news made Holloway “fear for my life,” he told a Superior Court judge ...

Driver fatigue possible in serious turnpike crash

NASHUA – A collision involving two pickup trucks on the Everett Turnpike near Exit 5 in Nashua early Tuesday morning may have resulted from driver fatigue, New Hampshire State Police said. Seriously injured in the crash was Carlo Adames, 43, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, whose 2002 Ford F-150 ...

Driver accused of striking and killing Nashua man is jailed

NASHUA – The death late Saturday night of Nashua resident Osman Konda, who was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver on the Everett Turnpike, is “a tragedy ... an accident, with no intent,” an attorney for Sarah E. Shaw told a hushed courtroom Monday afternoon. Shaw, 36, of 97 ...

Alleged Pelham church shooter now accused of assaulting attorney

MANCHESTER – Dale E. Holloway Jr., the man charged with attempted murder and other offenses in connection with the Oct. 12 shooting at a Pelham church, allegedly attacked his attorney Monday morning as the two met at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections, commonly called the Valley ...

Counseling, treatment for suspect

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge on Monday approved an agreement by a prosecutor and defense attorneys to free Hudson domestic violence suspect Ryan Flannery from jail on the condition that he immediately enters counseling and alcohol-abuse treatment. Flannery, 23, is a former resident of ...

Hudson man arrested twice within 10 days

NASHUA – When members of Nashua’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Unit arrested Hudson resident Scott Graham back on Oct. 8, they charged him with one felony count each of certain uses of computer services prohibited and attempted felonious sexual assault. He was booked, later released on ...

Man held on bail for attack, threatening messages

NASHUA – After a member of his household allegedly sent Charles DePrima “threatening text messages,” DePrima told police Wednesday, DePrima said he went to a Milford residence “and hit him with an aluminum rod,” a prosecutor told a Superior Court judge Thursday at DePrima’s bail ...

Attorneys, judge agree in DV case

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge OK’d an agreement this week that allows Bradley Cole, a 29-year-old Nashua man arrested Tuesday on domestic violence-related assault charges, to continue being around the alleged victim and their child – but he cannot live with them for the time ...

Bruce Hanson not guilty on both counts

NASHUA – Bruce Hanson shook his attorney’s hand, then the two embraced as many of the 15 or so people who attended both days of Hanson’s trial shed tears of relief on his behalf Wednesday afternoon. The scene in Courtroom 3 at Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua came moments ...

Walmart fiasco results in charges

NASHUA – The 22-year-old Hudson man who allegedly grabbed a cell phone from a Walmart employee, fled the store, then spit on and “became combative” when police confronted him, later told officers his phone broke and he was just trying to replace it, according to police reports. Jake ...

Pelham church shooting suspect waives arraignment

NASHUA — Dale Holloway, the 37-year-old Manchester man facing several charges in connection with the New England Pentecostal Church shooting that wounded two people - including the church’s founding Bishop - is due in court on Oct. 22 for an evidentiary hearing. Holloway, whose most ...

Man charged in youth center sex assaults

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A former state youth detention center counselor accused of repeatedly raping a teenage boy in the 1990s faced his accuser in a courtroom for the first time Friday. Jeffrey Buskey was charged in July with 56 counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault against a teen ...

Nashua woman reaches plea deal in fraud case

NASHUA – Larissa Baker, the Nashua woman accused of bilking medical assistance and food stamp programs of more than $27,000 over the course of a year and a half, has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors that will be presented at an early December hearing. Baker, 35, formerly of 4 ...

Trial now scheduled for end of October in sexual assault case

NASHUA – A couple of hearings that cropped up just before jury selection was to begin in Merrimack resident Kevin Welch’s sex-assault and indecent exposure trial pushed proceedings back slightly, but the parties believe they will be ready to go before the month is out. The court ...

Nashua woman may face life in prison

NASHUA – Kiana Moudarri, 23, of 48 Royal Crest Drive, Apt. 6, Nashua, faces up to life in prison and a $500,000 fine after her arrest on crack cocaine charges. According to Nashua Police Department accounts, officers on Oct. 6 reported to the suspect’s address to serve her court issued ...

Four arrests made for theft in Nashua

NASHUA – Police on Tuesday made four arrests in connection with three investigations into various types of theft, including a woman who allegedly “financially exploited” an elderly Nashua man for at least $1,500, police said. Melanie Deschene, 38, of 19 Oakland Ave., allegedly “took ...

Hudson man POP-ed on computer charges

NASHUA – Scott Graham, 39, of Hudson, faces felony charges of computer services prohibited and attempted sexual assault for allegedly trying to exploit children via the internet after his Tuesday arrest. Earlier this month, members of the Nashua Police Department’s Problem Oriented ...