Markarian faces assault charges

MERRIMACK – Shawn Markarian, 43, faces three counts of domestic violence, simple assault, after an argument escalated Monday night.

On Monday, officers responded to a local residence after receiving the report of a domestic disturbance taking place. Once on scene, the investigating officers spoke with the victim who reported that while arguing with Markarian, a cellphone was thrown at her, she was pushed in the face and her hair was pulled.

Officers placed Markarian under arrest, charging him with the three counts. He was released on $3,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear before the Merrimack 9th Circuit court on Monday.