Man accused of cutting woman 20 times with pocket knife during domestic dispute

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MANCHESTER, NH – A city man was arrested April 5, charged with assault and criminal threatening following a domestic dispute that allegedly turned violent.

Officer Garrett Bombard and Stephen Bates responded to a Somerville Street address at 1:55 p.m. on April 5, 2017. A third-party caller stated someone may have been assaulted inside the apartment, so officers arrived on scene to investigate.

Upon arrival, they spoke with the 35-year-old female victim. She alleged that Nathan Walker, 39, of Manchester, father of her 1-year-old daughter, assaulted her the previous night. Their child was home at the time of the incident. Walker allegedly pushed her on the bed and sat on her chest around 11 p.m. on April 4, 2017. He then allegedly took out a pocket knife and cut her at least 20 times on her arm causing multiple lacerations. The assault ended and they eventually went to sleep.

Police say that the next morning after waking, arguing started again. The argument turned physical when Walker grabbed a coffee pot from the counter, allegedly struck the woman in the face, and threatened to kill her. She received a laceration from the blow as the coffee pot shattered on to the floor. Walker pushed her into a wall several times before exiting the apartment.

Walker then allegedly returned to the apartment prior to the officer’s arrival. He was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, simple assault and criminal threatening. He was scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on April 6, 2017. The victim refused medical treatment and DCYF was notified. The child remained in the custody of her mother.

Information provided by Manchester Police as part of the public record of daily arrests. All reports involve subjects who are presumed innocent pending due process. 

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