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Suspect in Multi-State High-Speed Pursuit Held Without Bail

Police say Richard Simone led officers from Holden, Massachusetts, to Nashua, New Hampshire last week

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The man charged with leading police on a 50-mile car chase from Massachusetts to New Hampshire that ended with officers punching him has been ordered held without bail.

Richard Simone Jr. was arraigned Wednesday on charges including larceny, failure to stop and assault.

A judge ordered the 50-year-old Simone held without bail on a parole violation and $50,000 cash bail on the new charges.

Authorities say he was wanted on multiple warrants, refused to stop May 11 for police in Holden, Massachusetts. He's charged with leading a chase that reached speeds of up to 100 mph.

Helicopter video of his arrest in Nashua, New Hampshire, shows Simone appearing to surrender and officers then punching him. One state trooper from Massachusetts and another from New Hampshire were suspended.

Simone's attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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