New Ipswich / Peterborough
Locals indicted at Superior Court
Charges range from drugs to assault
Several locals were indicted this month by grand juries in Hillsborough County Superior Court on a variety of charges.
Timothy Sullivan, 47, of Lyndeborough was indicted on two charges — first-degree assault, a Class A felony, and second-degree assault, a Class B felony. Sullivan allegedly assaulted a 41-year-old man at a home on Center Road on May 3, hitting the man several times in the face and attempting to strangle him, according to the indictments, which said the victim suffered facial fractures, a broken nose and a lost tooth. Sullivan has been held in jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail since his arrest on May 4.
Kayla Schlim, 22, of Peterborough was indicted on charges of possession of heroin, a Class B felony, and possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor. Schlim was arrested by Hancock police following a late-night traffic stop on Main Street on March 29. Police reported finding the drugs in her possession.
Rylan James, 23, of Peterborough was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled drug with the intent to dispense, which is classified as a special felony. James allegedly had less than an ounce of marijuana in his possession on April 16, according to the indictment. He was arrested by Peterborough police on May 10 when he turned himself in after an arrest warrant was issued. The indictment states that James was previously convicted in 2010 on a charge of possession of a controlled drug.
David Plaisted, 22, of New Ipswich was indicted on a charge of forgery, which is a Class B felony. Plaisted allegedly forged a signature on check for $400, payable to Plaisted, that he presented at the People’s United Bank in Peterborough on Dec. 30, 2013.
An indictment is not a statement of guilt or innocence; it shows that a grand jury found enough evidence to justify having a trial.