A man who allegedly attacked two women in a Fitzwilliam home in June has been extradited from Boston to Cheshire County and is being held on $200,000 cash bail.
John Dinsmore Jr., 54, was taken to the Cheshire County jail on Friday, according to Assistant Cheshire County Attorney John Webb. Dinsmore was previously being held at the Suffolk County House of Corrections in Boston. He waived his right to an extradition hearing on July 19 at the South Boston Municipal Courthouse, according to Renee Algarin, a spokeswoman with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
Dinsmore did not appear at his arraignment and bail hearing on Tuesday afternoon in Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene. Chief Superior Court Judge Tina L. Nadeau said both parties agreed on setting Dinsmore's bail at $200,000 cash.
In court on Tuesday, Dinsmore was represented by public defender Caroline Smith.
On June 12, Dinsmore was arrested at a family member’s home in South Boston and charged with being a fugitive from justice in connection with the Fitzwilliam attack.
That month, Dinsmore was indicted on two counts of attempted murder and two counts of first degree assault in connection with the incident in Fitzwilliam. The charges allege he stabbed one woman and cut another woman’s throat with a knife or sharp object on June 5.
Rosalie Anderson, 59, of Fitzwilliam told The Sentinel in June that she and her friend Jennifer Kilty of Gardner, Mass., were the victims of the attack in Anderson’s home on Keene Avenue. After the attack, they were treated for injuries in New Hampshire hospitals.
Both were treated and released the same week as the incident, Anderson said.
No affidavit has been filed in connection with the case and Webb declined to elaborate on the details of the early morning attack in June. He also declined to elaborate on the relationship between Dinsmore and the victims.
Dinsmore lives in South Boston, but also lives part-time at the Laurel Lake Campground in Fitzwilliam, according to the campground’s manager Cal Linkenhoker. Dinsmore’s trailer at the campground is minutes from Anderson’s home.
He was released from jail in February after serving nine months on a South Boston bank robbery conviction.