LACONIA — A local woman is being held in lieu of $1,000 bail after being arrested for failing to appear in court on a felony neglect charge.
Rachel L. Newton, 25, was sent to the Belknap County Corrections facility Friday after bail was set at $1,000 cash or corporate surety.
Newton was arrested Thursday on a warrant issued by the Belknap Count Superior Court after she failed to appear for a hearing on Jan. 23 related to a charge against her for criminal neglect of an elder adult.
Newton was indicted last March for failing to give medicine and/or medical care to an 88-year-old woman in March 2016 who was suffering from a serious skin ulcer.
At the time of her arrest Newton, who court documents list as homeless and whose last known residence was on Pine Street in Laconia, had been free on personal recognizance bail on two charges of criminal trespass.
– Michael Mortensen
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