Man charged with second-degree assault in street fight that left victim unconscious

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MANCHESTER, NH – A city man was arrested Oct. 8 following a street fight that left one man unconscious.

Police responded to an alley behind 558 Montgomery St. at about 4 p.m. for a reported fight between two men. Officer Steven Cornacchia spoke with a woman at the scene who pointed him toward the victim, 63, who had blood trickling from the back of his head.

Another witness told police she had observed the arrested Brian Coleman, 45, Manchester, engage in a fight with the victim. She told police she saw the victim lying on the ground when she exited her apartment. According to this witness, the victim was unconscious and defenseless, and she alleges Coleman kicked the victim several times while wearing “steel toed” boots.

As she witnessed the assault the other witness advised Coleman that she was going to contact police to report the assault. Coleman stopped kicking the unconscious man and walked away as officers arrived on scene. The victim was taken to an area hospital and treated for his non-life threatening injuries.

Coleman was taken into custody without incident and charged with second-degree assault. He was released on $7,500 cash/surety bail and is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on Nov. 13, 2015.


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