Thomaston man accused of attacking woman

By Stephen Betts | Sep 06, 2017
Photo by: Knox County Jail Nathaniel R. Massicotte

Thomaston — A 33-year-old Thomaston man is being held at the Knox County Jail, charged with trying to strangle a woman.

Nathaniel R. Massicotte was arrested Monday morning, Sept. 4, by Thomaston police on charges of Class B aggravated assault, obstructing report of a crime and criminal mischief.

The offenses occurred Sept. 3 in Thomaston at the woman's residence, according to paperwork filed in Knox County Unified Court.

According to an affidavit filed in court by Thomaston police, Massicotte put his hands around the woman's neck during an argument to the point that she could not breathe. When police arrived, they reported that she had a bruised lip and marks on her neck and face.

He took her telephone when she tried to call police and kicked in and destroyed her large-screen television, according to the police report filed in court.

Massicotte had left before police arrived, but he was located the next day at work.

He made his initial appearance Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Knox County Unified Court, where Judge Susan Sparaco agreed to a request by Assistant District Attorney Christopher Fernald to set bail at $10,000 cash.

Fernald cited Massicotte's criminal record, which includes a prior assault and failure to appear for a court hearing.

The alleged Sept. 3 assault occurred in the presence of three young children, according to police.

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