BRATTLEBORO -- A man who was seriously injured after being shot a year ago at Chesterfield Gorge State Wayside Area in Chesterfield, N.H., is facing legal trouble in Vermont.
According to court documents, Christopher Bodisher, 30, of Dover, was charged with assaulting a woman on March 20.
Bodisher is also under investigation for being involved in the sale of cocaine in Wilmington. According to a document filed with the Windham Superior Court Criminal Division on April 5, drug charges will soon be filed against Bodisher.
On April 1, 2011, Bodisher was shot three times, once in the leg and twice in the abdomen, after two men attempted to rob him in the parking lot of the Chesterfield Gorge.
After the two men were arrested, they told police they wanted to rob Bodisher of drugs and money.
As a result of his injuries, Bodisher lost a kidney.
Earlier this year, Kishawn Tyler, of Bronx, N.Y., was sentenced to two-and-a-half to five years in prison on one charge of attempted robbery.
The man who shot Bodisher, Neal R. Bolster, of Hinsdale, N.H., was due to be sentenced in February after pleading guilty to one count of first-degree assault and attempted robbery, but his hearing was postponed. He could be sent to prison for six to 12 years, but his sentencing date has yet to be rescheduled.
In the drug investigation, Bodisher is named in an affidavit filed against Gregory Haight, 24, of Wilmington, in which the pair
Between February 2011 and September 2011, Bodisher had been involved in three investigations conducted by the Southern Vermont Drug Task Force. According to court documents, Bodisher set up a number of cocaine sales to the cooperating individual.
On at least one occasion, an associate of Bodisher, Tyran Andrews, 30, was the one who actually handed the drugs to the CI, according to the documents.
On Sept. 13, Bodisher arranged a drug deal with the CI and Haight, which the police recorded using a wire placed on the CI. The recording documented a sale between Haight and the CI of $250 worth of cocaine, according to the affidavit.
On March 16, 2012, Haight was arrested and interviewed by the Vermont State Police and the Wilmington Police Department. During the interview, Haight admitted to selling cocaine, which he had received "from a few different suppliers."
Last month Haight pleaded not guilty to two counts of selling more than 2.5 grams of cocaine.
If convicted, Haight faces up to 20 years behind bars and up to $500,000 in fines.
According to court documents, the Dover Police Department was called to Bodisher's residence on March 20 after receiving a report from a person who heard a woman in distress. The woman told police that she had been arguing with Bodisher, who grabbed her to prevent her from walking away.
Witnesses told police they heard the woman scream "You're hurting me," which prompted them to dial 911. The witnesses also claimed they saw Bodisher physically drag the woman back into the residence.
Though Bodisher doesn't have any previous domestic assault charges or convictions, over the past six years police have had a number of interactions with Bodisher, mainly to do with domestic altercations.
He also has five failures to appear, seven felony charges with two convictions, 15 misdemeanor charges with 14 convictions and eight violation of probation charges, according to court documents.
In addition, Bodisher received an other-than-honorable discharge in 2001 from the U.S. Navy for desertion.
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