3 former employees at NH hookah lounge face riot charges in April street brawl
MANCHESTER — Three Manchester men, all former employees of a now-closed Manchester hookah lounge, have been arrested and charged with rioting and assault in an April incident that has already resulted in the arrest of two Lawrence, Mass., men.
Manchester police say one man was arrested at his Beech Street residence and two others turned themselves in after warrants were prepared for their arrest. A fourth man is wanted in connection with the brawl on April 16.
Police say an Uber driver captured the incident on his dash cam, which helped police identify four individuals involved in the melee. The fourth individual who has not yet been arrested.
Police arrested James Santiago-DeJesus at his Beech Street residence May 18. Santiago was handed a felony riot charge, felony-level second degree assault charge and is also facing misdemeanor charges of simple assault and criminal threatening. Santiago-DeJesus was released on $3,500 cash or surety bail and is scheduled to appear in Manchester district court June 22.
Jeremy Torres, 36, turned himself in to police headquarters May 20 and faces a felony-level rioting charge. Torres was released on $3,000 personal recognizance bail. He is scheduled to appear in Manchester district court on June 15.
Gabriel DeLamota, 27, also turned himself in to police headquarters May 23 to face his own felony-level rioting charge. DeLamota appeared in Manchester district court Wednesday and his bail was set at $100,000 cash or surety. He is next scheduled to appear in court June 7 at 8:30 a.m.