Officer punched while attempting to arrest woman for assault outside of Glow Bar

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MANCHESTER, NH – Four people were arrested Sept. 3 after a closing-time crowd became unruly outside the Glow Bar, 123 Hanover St.

Shuman

According to a police narrative, the events leading to four arrests unfolded as follows:

At approximately 1:35 a.m. Officer Michael Roscoe was monitoring the large crowd as they exited Glow Bar at closing time when he observed a woman, later identified as Demi Shuman, 21, of Manchester, engage in a fight with another woman who was seated in a car on Chestnut Street. The officer approached Shuman and attempted to prevent her from throwing punches at the woman inside of the vehicle. The woman briefly exited the vehicle as the officer stood in between them, but she soon retreated and fled the area while Officer Roscoe dealt with Shuman.

Shuman slapped the officer’s hands away as he attempted to calm her down and also made several disparaging remarks toward the officer. He attempted to place her into custody for the simple assault as a large crowd gathered around them, so he called for additional units to assist with dispersing the crowd. Shuman failed to comply with the officer and squared up with him as he attempted to place handcuffs on her. She threw a punch with a closed fist and struck him in the mouth before he finally placed her into custody.

Officer Roscoe was able to take Shuman into custody as additional officers arrived on scene and arrested several others who refused to leave the area, including Roselyn De Jesus, 25, of Manchester. De Jesus attempted to interfere with Officer Roscoe as he attempted to arrest Shuman. De Jesus was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on October 10, 2018.

Officers also arrested Eddy Assani, 19, of Manchester, and Luck Nolahigwa, 21, of Concord, after they refused to vacate the area and continued moving toward Officer Roscoe as he was arresting Shuman. The rest of the large crowd adhered to Officer Robert Megowen’s commands to leave the area while Officer Roscoe arrested Shuman. Unfortunately, both Assani and Ndahigwa refused to leave and continued to approach Officer Roscoe.

Ndahigwa was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after he refused to comply with the arrest. He was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail and scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on October 10, 2018.

Assani was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchster on October 10, 2018.

Shuman was charged with simple assault (on a police officer), disorderly conduct and resisting arrest/detention. Shuman was released on $2,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on October 10, 2018.

 

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