Local woman charged with throwing chair at, punching friend

LACONIA — A local woman who police described as transient was charged with breach of bail, criminal mischief, and assault after police said she threw a chair at a friend of hers and punched him in the head Tuesday night.

Affidavits obtained from the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division said Brianna L Blanchard, 23, was visiting a friend of hers on Union Avenue Tuesday at 9:24 a.m.

During an argument with the victim, Blanchard allegedly threw a wicker chair at him. She missed but the chair damaged the sheet rock in his apartment.

Blanchard also allegedly hit him repeatedly with her hands and them punched him with a closed fist.

She fled when the victim threatened to call police. He told them she was "homeless" and he was giving her a place to stay for a few days. He also said he let her use his cell phone and told police he believes she still had it.

Laconia Police also confirmed with Belmont Police that Blanchard has bail conditions issued to her on March 7 stemming from an arrest for the fraudulent use of a credit card.

Blanchard is also facing additional charges from Gilford for driving after revocation also on March 17.

She is also facing charges of prostitution stemming from a Laconia arrest that dates back to October of 2013.

Blanchard was ordered held on $400 cash bail. According to Belknap County Department of Corrections personnel, she has posted it and is no longer incarcerated.