LACONIA — Police arrested a Winter Street man after he allegedly assaulted a male family member Friday evening during an argument.
Police Prosecutor James Sawyer said affidavits he filed in court said Justin Franquie, 23, of 26 Winter Street allegedly slapped a cup from his alleged victim's hand around 3:40 p.m. Friday and then "tackled and body-slammed" him on to the floor, possibly breaking his collar bone.
Sawyer said the two were allegedly fighting about Franquie's new girlfriend.
This is not the first time Franquie is charged with assaulted his family member. In September of 2014, police were called to 12 Winter St. twice in one day for domestic violence.
During those incidents, he allegedly punched the microwave oven and threatened the victim with physical violence.
When police arrived the first time, Franquie had left the home but he allegedly returned an hour later, spit on the family member and told him that he should kill him for calling the police.
In September Franquie was charged with two misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief, one count of criminal threatening, and one count of simple assault. He was also charged with witness tampering – a felony.
According to Sawyer yesterday, Franquie never appeared in court to answer to the felony witness tampering charge and there was an outstanding bench warrant for this when police found him at 26 Winter Street last Friday.
Franquie faces new charges of second degree assault domestic-violence related and second degree assault.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Lakes Region General Hospital for a suspected broken collar bone.
Franquie was ordered held on $2,000 cash-only bail for the felonies (including the old witness tampering charge) and $500 cash-only for the misdemeanors.
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