February sentencing set in New Ipswich assault

NASHUA – A Superior Court judge has scheduled a February sentencing hearing for Randall Carlson, the 26-year-old New Ipswich man who was convicted of one misdemeanor assault charge and acquitted of two other charges at a jury trial.

Jurors deliberated for roughly two hours last week before returning a guilty verdict on one count of simple assault, a Class A misdemeanor, which accused Carlson of punching a female intimate partner in the head in August 2016.

But the jury found Carlson not guilty on the most serious charge – second-degree assault-domestic violence, a Class B felony – along with a second Class A misdemeanor charge of simple assault-domestic violence.

The case went to the jury toward the end of the second day of trial, which took place in Hillsborough County Superior Court South.

Judge Charles Temple, who presided over the proceedings, scheduled Carlson’s sentencing for 9 a.m. on Feb. 12 in the Nashua court.

Carlson, who was represented by Attorney Paul Borchardt, remains free on bail pending sentencing.

The prosecutor, Assistant County Attorney Kent Smith, raised no objection to the bail terms.

Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-1256, dshalhoup@nashua

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