Nashua Police officers arrested a homeless man on July 25 on multiple assault charges following what allegedly started out as a verbal argument at a residence on West Hollis Street.
According to a Nashua Police Department press release, Aaron Willis, 29, is charged with three counts the Class A Felony, Attempted First Degree Assault, which is punishable by imprisonment for up to fifteen years in the state prison in addition to fines. He is also charged with four counts of the Class B felony, Criminal Threatening, which carries a sentence of imprisonment for up to seven years in the state prison in addition to fines. Willis is charged with the Class A misdemeanor, Simple Assault, which is punishable by incarceration for up to one year in a county house of corrections in addition to fines.
Police said patrol officers responded to 87 West Hollis Street on July 25 for a reported disturbance at about 12:00 p.m. Upon arrival, the officers learned that Willis had initially been involved in a verbal argument with two adult Nashua residents, police reported. The argument then escalated into a physical altercation, occurring inside and outside of the apartment.
Willis allegedly threatened the two men with physical harm. He struck the two men with his hands, attempted to strike them with a steel pipe and then with a large fixed-blade knife, police stated.
Officers placed Aaron Willis under arrest and charged him with the aforementioned offenses.
Police held Willis at the Nashua Police Department on $15,000 cash bail pending his arraignment in Nashua District Court on July 26, 2011.
Source: Nashua Police Department press release
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