Man facing stalking charges due back in court

NASHUA – A local man accused of sending nearly 100 text messages to a former girlfriend alternately threatening her, pleading with her to not report him to police, telling her he was sitting on a hill overlooking her home, apologizing for his past actions and saying he’d "get justice even if I’m in jail" is due back in court next week on numerous domestic violence-related charges.

Dale R. Gould, 46, of 11 Blossom St., Nashua, was jailed on $25,000 cash or surety bail following his May 31 arraignment on 10 charges, including five counts of violating a protective order, stemming from the alleged harassment of the 50-year-old Hudson woman over several weeks in April and May, according to court documents.

His next scheduled appearance in Nashua district court is Wednesday, June 8, at 8:15 a.m. for a probable cause hearing.

Besides the five counts of violating the protective order that was issued on April 12, Gould is charged with two counts of criminal threatening; two counts of witness tampering, and one count of stalking.

Nashua police arrested Gould around 2 p.m. on May 29 on a warrant issued by the Hudson department, police said. He was held at Valley Street jail pending the May 31 arraignment.

Hudson police said in their reports that Gould contacted the alleged victim 92 times via text message, and also sent "many pictures and videos of himself" to her.

Police investigating the matter described some of the messages as "alarming" and intended to terrorize the victim. In one such communication sent late the night of May 10, according to court records, Gould allegedly sent her a photo of himself inside her home, stating "I’m here," and "call the cops," police wrote.

Later, police said, Gould allegedly sent another message stating "the hill is nice, baby," an apparent reference to the large hill that overlooks the victim’s neighborhood.

Two days later, according to police reports, Gould allegedly texted the victim saying he "would assault her new boyfriend." In messages that followed he allegedly said, "I miss your backyard … do you hear the rocks hitting your window?"

Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-6443, or @Telegraph_DeanS.