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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Police: Man lied about being stabbed in the leg in Nashua

Nashua police arrested a man early Monday morning after accusing him of stabbing himself to convince police he had been assaulted.

Police were called to a Nashua home around 1 a.m. Monday for a 911 hang up call. Officers met with Eder Chaves, 31, who said he had been stabbed in the leg during a domestic assault by a woman he knows. He was treated and released from a local hospital, police said. ...

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Nashua police arrested a man early Monday morning after accusing him of stabbing himself to convince police he had been assaulted.

Police were called to a Nashua home around 1 a.m. Monday for a 911 hang up call. Officers met with Eder Chaves, 31, who said he had been stabbed in the leg during a domestic assault by a woman he knows. He was treated and released from a local hospital, police said.

Detectives investigated and charged Chaves with lying about the assault. He is accused of punching the woman involved in the face and slashing her with a knife, causing lacerations to her torso, then stabbing himself in the leg, police said.

Chaves is charged with domestic violence: second-degree assault, a felony, as well as misdemeanor domestic violence: simple assault and false report to law enforcement, police said.

Chaves was held on $10,000 cash only bail and arraigned at Nashua district court Monday.

The Class B felony is punishable by up to seven years in prison plus fines and the misdemeanors are each punishable by up to a year in jail plus fines, police said.

– JOSEPH G. COTE