CIRCUIT COURT — A former Florida woman was ordered held on $1,500 cash bail yesterday morning in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division after allegedly violating the terms of a five-day old protection order.
Police are also seeking additional arrest warrants for Paula Horne, 43, that will alleged she made four false reports to law enforcement Tuesday night.
According to New Hampton Police affidavits, the problems with Horne allegedly started on September 19 when police responded to 9 Riverwood Drive for a domestic assault. Horne allegedly kicked a female resident and her daughter.
She was charged with two counts of simple assault and told not to have any contact with the two alleged victims.
Police said Tuesday night's activities began at 4:49 p.m. when a female placed a call to 911 alleging there was a domestic disturbance at 9 Riverwood Drive. When the officer arrived, there was a lone man in the house and he was in the shower. He told the officer that it must have been "his crazy girlfriend" and identified Horne.
The man said he didn't know where Horne was so the officer contacted the number from which the 911 call was generated.
Affidavits said a female who sounded drunk answered. When the officer identified himself, she allegedly swore at him.
The officer learned from 911 who owned the phone and traced it to 20 Commercial Street in Concord. The 911 supervisor also said they "pinged" the call to an area around Commercial Street.
At 6:28 p.m. a 911 operator said a woman called from a different phone number and reported a knife attack at 9 Riverwood Drive.
During his second visit to the home, the officer learned from the original assault victim that Horne had called her cellphone a number of time using multiple phones and had made various statements to her. The female told police that she recognized Horne's voice.
At 7:53 p.m. 911 got a third call about a domestic violence report at 9 Riverwood Drive. The officer was still at the home with the residents and told all involved that there was no problem at the home. He issued a Be On the Look Out Alert for Horne for the protection order violation.
At 8:24 p.m. 911 got a fourth call for a domestic disturbance at 9 Riverwood Drive but this time Horne allegedly identified herself as the assault victim and said she was at Rite Aid in Laconia. Affidavits said Laconia Police responded but found nothing.
Concord Police made contact with Horne at 11 p.m. and delivered her to New Hampton Police where she was charged with two counts of violating a protection order. She was held overnight on $5,000 cash bail.
In court yesterday, Sgt. Prosecutor Monica Cunningham asked for $10,000 cash-only bail, saying Horne was a flight risk. She said Horne has no home, no job, and no reason to stay in New Hampshire. She said she would be seeking arrest warrants for the four false reports to law enforcement.
She noted that Horne's alleged actions on Tuesday used the resources of the New Hampton Police, the 911 Emergency Dispatch Center, the Laconia Police, the Concord Police and the New Hampton Fire Department.
Cunningham said Horne has an extensive criminal record from Florida with arrests dating back to 1999. Her most recent conviction in Florida was in 2012 for prostitution.
Horne's public defender said her client has no money to post bail and no money to flee the jurisdiction. She said Horne can stay at 20 Commericial Drive in Concord and had told her she has some mental health issues.
Judge Jim Carroll ordered her held on $1,500 cash bail, $10,000 personal recognizance bail and ordered her to stay away from 9 Riverwood Drive and the people who live there. He also ordered her to sign a waiver of extradition.