Charged with kidnapping, simple assault, obstructing the report of a crime or injury and criminal mischief x2
Arrested April 7, 2012 by Pelham Police
Nashua man charged with kidnapping, assaulting Pelham woman
PELHAM – A Nashua man was arrested over the weekend and charged with kidnapping his ex-partner, assaulting her and stopping her from calling police.
The police investigation started when a property manager reported a vandalized vehicle.
Pelham police were called to the Highland Avenue Apartments around 7 a.m. Saturday and found that one of the cars in the parking lot had a smashed window and a broken cellphone next to it on the ground, police said.
Officers confirmed that a resident owned the vehicle, but couldn’t locate her.
Around 12:30 p.m. that day, officers spotted the car and pulled it over to find the female owner inside crying and upset. She detailed a harrowing experience the night before, police said.
The woman said she met Shaun Beaudry, 33, of Nashua, in the parking lot the previous night because he wanted to talk about their failed relationship. The conversation turned violent, the woman told police, and she said Beaudry smashed her car window when she fled to call 911, police said.
The woman said Beaudry also took her cellphone and smashed it on the ground, police said. The woman ran inside the apartment building and began ringing other tenants’ doorbells, police said, but she said Beaudry managed to follow her inside and pull her into her own apartment, where he kept her all evening against her will, police said.
Beaudry and the woman were in her apartment when officers first arrived to investigate the damaged vehicle, police said. The woman said she didn’t cry out for help because she feared repercussions, police said.
The woman said Beaudry learned that police had been contacted just before they pulled her over and that he fled the area on foot, allowing her to also flee and seek help, police said.
Beaudry was arrested by Salem police after officers in Pelham learned he worked at a business there, police said.
Beaudry is charged with kidnapping, a felony, and misdemeanor simple assault, obstructing the report of a crime or injury and two counts of criminal mischief, police said.
He was arraigned Monday at Salem district court and released on $10,000 cash bail pending a hearing at the same court April 17, police said.
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