Wednesday June 19, 2013

KEENE, N.H. -- A Bellows Falls man accused of illegally entering his ex-girlfriend’s apartment Thursday night and accosting her was released on bail after a court hearing Friday.

Troy Thibodeau, 21, climbed into the window of the woman’s apartment on Winchester Street at 10:19 p.m., Keene Police Sgt. Mike Kopcha told the Reformer. Kopcha said Thibodeau allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend, caused some property damage when he attempted to grab her telephone and prevented her from getting away. Thibodeau then allegedly slammed his fist on the woman’s car.

Thibodeau then left the scene and was caught by Keene Police later on, Kopcha said.

Kopcha said Thibodeau has been charged with one count of criminal trespass, three counts of criminal mischief (vandalism), two counts of simple assault and one count of false imprisonment. He pleaded not guilty to all charges and was originally held at Cheshire County Department of Corrections Thursday night on lack of $5,000 bail, which he later managed to pay to be released.

He was arraigned Friday in 8th Circuit Court District Division. Kopcha told the Reformer Thibodeau has an attorney date scheduled for Thursday at the Keene court.

According to the Rutland Herald, a Troy Thibodeau graduated from Bellows Falls Union High School in 2011.

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