Courtesy - Nashua Police

Apr 4, 2016 1:57 PM

Nashua man arrested on more than 20 assault, domestice violence charges

NASHUA - A man is being held in jail on several charges of domestic violence stemming from an alleged attack on a woman in a hospital.

Nashua police said officers responded Saturday morning to a local hospital for a report an assault. Detectives determined Johnathan Gerald, 32, no fixed address, repeatedly punched and strangled a female known to him and then threw her down and pushed her. The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released from the hospital.

Gerald was charged with two counts of second-degree assault domestic violence, Class B felony; two counts of second-degree assault, Class B felony; eight counts of domestic violence, Class A misdemeanor; eight counts of simple assault, Class A misdemeanor; and theft by unauthorized taking, Class A misdemeanor.

Each Class B felony is punishable by up to seven years in Prison, exclusive of fines and each Class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections, exclusive of fines. Gerald is being held at the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections on $10,000 cash or surety bail, pending his arraignment.

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