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Grand jury hands down indictments 



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript. 
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Six people are facing charges brought recently by the Cheshire County Attorney’s Office.

Brian R. Harrington, 35, of Limington, Maine, was indicted on four charges after he allegedly assaulted a household member or intimate partner, identified as M.C., on Feb. 27. Harrington was indicted on two charges of second degree assault, and charges of kidnapping and criminal restraint. The assault charges were from Rindge, while the other two were from Jaffrey. 

Harrington also faces three misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and one false imprisonment charge, stemming from the same incident.

Bradley Hall, 23, of Concord, was indicted on charges of second degree assault and simple assault on a child under 13 years of age. Hall allegedly assaulted a 4-year-old somewhere between Sept. 6, 2015, and Sept. 8, 2015, in Dublin.

Christina Close, 35, of Jaffrey, was indicted on a charge of driving while deemed a habitual offender. Close was caught driving in Winchester on Route 10 on Feb. 19. 

Close is also facing a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled drug, which court records identify as marijuana. 

John Robert, Jr., 24, of Jaffrey, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled drug, which court records identify as buprenorphine.

Robert was also indicted on a charge of driving while deemed a habitual offender. He was caught driving in Keene on High Street on March 4.

James M. Porter, 45, of Jaffrey, was indicted on a charge of second degree assault. Court records allege that Porter attempted to strangle his “intimate partner” on March 16 in Jaffrey. 

Bianca Pelkey, 26, of Jaffrey, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled drug and a charge of forgery, both out of Jaffrey. Pelkey was allegedly in possession of heroin on Oct. 15, 2015. She allegedly issued five forged checks between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30, 2015.

Indictments are not an indicator of guilt or innocence, but show that a grand jury found there was enough evidence of a crime to bring the case to trial.

 

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @nhandyMLT.