By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — A Meredith man is being held on $1,000 cash bail after New Hampton Police said he tried to sexually assault his former wife Thursday morning with a wire brush.
Alan Marceau, 61, of 230 Meredith Center Road is charged with one count of felonious sexual assault, two counts of simple assault, and one count of criminal mischief.
According to affidavits obtained from the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division, Marceau went to where the alleged victim was house sitting and tried to assault her around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. When she realized how much damage had been done to her body, she went to Lakes Region General Hospital the next day and hospital staff called the New Hampton police to report the assault.
Police said the woman told them she awoke when Marceau allegedly tried to insert a wire brush into her. When she realized what was happening, she was able to stop the sexual assault.
During the course of the attack, police alleged he held her down, threw her over a kitchen counter, and took her cell phone away when she tried to call 911. She told police she ran into the bedroom and locked the door. Police allege he put his foot through the door and put a hole in it. The woman was able to get to safety at some point.
While investigating, police learned Marceau had been transported to LRGH for a foot injury. After helping the victim secure a temporary emergency order of restraint, the officer returned to the hospital and found Marceau in the emergency room.
The officer described him as angry, and when she told him that he was under arrest and would be held on $5,000 cash only for the weekend, she said he became very upset.
This is at least the third time Marceau has run afoul of local law enforcement in the past two months. In March he accidentally shot himself in the big toe with a B.B. gun, and about two weeks later he ignited a fire on his property with some kind of combustible material that caused an explosion. The Meredith Fire Department extinguished the fire and said they are seeking to recoup their costs from him.
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