Text messages lead to 10 charges against Hudson man

NASHUA – The district court judge who arraigned Hudson resident Kyle Cripps on Tuesday on 10 counts of domestic violence-related stalking agreed to release him on his own recognizance, but also ordered him to undergo a mental health evaluation – and stay away from the alleged victim.

Cripps, 49, of 9 Sanders Road, is alleged to have violated the terms of a court order prohibiting him from initiating any contact with the woman or coming within 300 feet of her, according to police reports. All the charges are Class A misdemeanors.

That initial order was issued July 9, and renewed as part of Cripps’s arraignment, which took place in Nashua district court via video conference from Valley Street jail.

Cripps is next scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 4, for a pre-trial conference.

According to court documents and police reports, Cripps allegedly sent 10 separate text messages to the woman’s work phone over a roughly 90-minute period in the early morning hours of July 15.

The phone system alerted the alleged victim to the messages by sending texts to her phone, which she saw when she awoke that morning, police said.

They said Cripps, in the messages, asked the woman to call him, told her he “would love to catch up,” and asked her if “the new boyfriend is working out.”

Dean Shalhoup may be reached at 594-1256, dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com, or @Telegraph_DeanS.