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May 3, 2016 9:33 AM

Nashua man charged with kidnapping, domestic violence

NASHUA - Police officers who responded late Saturday night to a Hills Ferry Road home for a report of a suicidal man soon determined that the man had allegedly assaulted a family member, then threatened to kill her while holding her captive in the basement, The Nashua Telegraph reported.

James D. Brennan, 20, of 122 Hills Ferry Road, was taken into custody just before midnight Saturday, roughly 40 minutes after the alleged female victim managed to escape through a bulkhead, then run to a nearby wooded area where she called police, according to court documents.

The woman reported that, moments after she fled the home, Brennan left her a voice message in which he stated "he was going to end it all," according to police reports on file at the court. Noting he has a history of suicidal attempts, the victim told police she was "afraid he was actually going to go through with it," according to the reports.

Brennan was held over the weekend and arraigned Monday morning in Nashua district court on four charges, including one count of kidnapping and a companion count of kidnapping-domestic violence, both of which are felonies; and one count of simple assault and a companion count of simple assault-domestic violence.


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