Stalking charge for Nashua man recently in court for assault

A week after being arraigned on nearly 20 counts of domesetic violence and as­sault, a Nashua man was arrested again Tuesday for allegedly stalking a woman who has a protective order against him.

Austin Hogan, 24, of 51 Pine Hill Road, Nashua, was arrested by Nashua police around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday and charged with domes­tic violence: stalking, violation of a protective order and breach of bail conditions. Police had been called to the Motel 6 at 77 Spit Brook Road about 20 minutes earlier for the report of a protective order violation, police said.

Officers found Hogan with a woman he knows in violation of the protec­tive order and bail conditions imposed pre­viously by a Nashua district court judge.

Hogan was arrested June 27 and charged with punching, pushing, dragging and try­ing to strangle a 20-year-old woman, who was described in court documents as his girlfriend of two years. Hogan is facing nine counts of domestic violence, nine counts of simple assault and one count of theft by unauthorized taking, all of which are Class A misdemeanors, following that incident, according to court documents. He was free on $12,000 cash or surety bail, when he was arrested this week.

The stalking charge resulting from Ho­gan’s arrest Tuesday was upgrad­ed to a felony because of a previ­ous conviction for stalking within the past seven years, police said.

Hogan is the son of Hillsborough County Attorney Dennis Hogan, which has required the county at­torneys office to transfer his case to another jurisdiction in the state to avoid any potential conflict of interests, a police prosecutor said previously.

Hogan was held without bail Tuesday and arraigned at Nashua district court on Wednesday, police said.

The Class B felony stalking charge from Hogan’s most recent arrest is punishable by up to seven years in prison plus fines. The misdemeanor charges of violation of a protective order and breach of bail condi­tions are punishable by up to a year in jail plus fines, police said.