Prosecutors have accused a local man of confining his intimate partner and a child in his Swanzey home while he went to work.
Michael J. Grant, 33, is charged with a felony count of criminal restraint, felony and misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct and misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child.
Grant was arrested soon after the alleged May 9 incident and has been held at the Cheshire County jail since May 10.
The charges allege Grant “chained” his partner’s ankle to a bed and locked her in a room while he went to work and, at the same time, locked an 8-year-old in a room.
According to the criminal restraint charge, the child “would have been unable to escape in the event of an emergency” and “the only adult present” was “chained to a bed and unable to provide care for the child.”
Grant was indicted on the felony charges last week. The public case file in Cheshire County Superior Court does not contain further details about the allegations.
An indictment is not an indication of guilt, but a means of charging someone with a crime.