Laconia man accused of throwing knife at woman

LACONIA — A local man who allegedly threw a knife at a woman as she was running away from him early Saturday morning is being held of $10,000 cash-only bail after appearing by video in court yesterday.

Police affidavits obtained from the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division say that Phineas A. Brandon, 26, of 103 Blueberry Lane, after spending the evening at a bar, went into the woman's bedroom around 3 a.m. and jabbed a knife into the wall.

She told police that she left the house to go to a friend's. She said that once she got outside, she tried to call the police but Brandon allegedly grabbed her wrist and twisted it until she dropped the phone.

The victim told police that Brandon allegedly stomped on the phone after it fell from her hand.

She said as she was walking away from him he allegedly threw a knife at her.

Police said they she gave them her cell phone, which had a "spider web-like" crack on the screen. When she took police to the spot where he allegedly threw the knife, they found a steak knife with a black handle lying in the grass.

Brandon also allegedly ran into the woods when police arrived but the officer and his supervisor were able to apprehend him.

Brandon is charged with one misdemeanor count of simple assault, one misdemeanor count of obstructing the reporting of a crime, one felony count of criminal threatening (for stabbing the knife into the wall) and one felony count of reckless conduct (for throwing the knife) and one count of resisting arrest.

Police said Brandon's prior convictions include hindering apprehension in 2010, theft and burglary in 2009, and simple assault in 2006.