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Man Charged with Assault After Striking Officers in NH

A man was arrested and charged with simple assault, resisting arrest/detention, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after being approached by police.

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    Man Charged with Assault After Striking Officers in NH
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     A New Hampshire man was arrested and charged with simple assault, resisting arrest/detention, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after being approached by police. The man was eventually identified as Lovensky Jonick Maschabaz-Mesidor of Manchester.

    On January 22, around 12:20 P.M., two Manchester, New Hampshire Police Officers approached a man on Elm Street as they were looking for a subject involved in a domestic altercation earlier in the day. Armed with a description of the earlier suspect, the officers asked for the man's basic information but the subject was uncooperative.

    The officers informed the man that he had unlawfully failed to use a crosswalk while walking in the roadway, therefore violating a state law, and needed to provide the officers with his information as required by New Hampshire State Law.

    The male subject would not provide his basic information and allegedly told the officers to "stand down". The officers told the man he was going to be placed in custody for a violation level offense and the man became combative. A violent struggle ensued as he was being taken into custody.

    The subject pulled away from the officer attempting to handcuff him, so the second officer deployed his taser. Maschabaz-Mesidor continued fighting and allegedly struck an officer's face with a closed fist.

    Additional officers arrived on scene and they were able to subdue the subject with a taser and handcuff him.

    Maschabaz-Mesidor remained uncooperative during the booking process and was taken to Hillsborough County House of Corrections. He will be arraigned on January 23 in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester.

    He was charged with three counts of Simple Assault, Resisting Arrest/Detention. Criminal Mischief, and Disorderly Conduct.

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