Police: Man who threatened to kill girlfriend with scissors in NH city faces 21 charges
NASHUA — A man accused of assaulting his girlfriend, including threatening to kill her with scissors, faces 21 charges.
On Oct. 17, 2016, a woman told officers that a man she was in a relationship with, William Washington, 47, had assaulted her during an argument at a residence in Nashua, police said.
Washington allegedly grabbed the woman around the neck and strangled her on two occasions.
Police said that Washington also restrained the woman and prevented her from leaving the residence for several hours. During that time, Washington allegedly struck the woman in the head numerous times, threatened to kill her with a pair of scissors and obstructed her from calling 911 twice.
The woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries from the incident and was treated at a local hospital.
Following the investigation into the incident, police obtained an arrest warrant for Washington he was arrested in St. Albans, Vt., on Nov. 13, 2016. Police said Washington refused extradition back to New Hampshire.
On Tuesday, a hearing in Vermont was held and extradition was granted. Officials turned Washington over to the Nashua Police Department.
Washington also was charged with two counts of second-degree assault-domestic violence, class B felony; two counts of second-degree assault, class B felony; five counts of simple assault, class A misdemeanor; five counts of simple assault-domestic violence, class A misdemeanor; two counts of obstructing the report of a crime, class A misdemeanor; two counts of obstructing the report of a crime-domestic violence, class A misdemeanor; criminal restraint, class B felony; criminal restraint-domestic violence, class B felony; criminal threatening with a deadly weapon, class B felony; and criminal threatening-domestic violence, class B felony.
Bail information on Washington's Wednesday arraignment was not readily available, but Washington is being held at the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections.
A class B felony is punishable by up to one to seven years in prison, exclusive of fines. A class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections, exclusive of fines.