A Hinsdale man was sentenced recently in Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene on two felony charges of domestic violence.
Robert W. Bell, 26, of Hinsdale pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault-domestic violence-strangulation, both felonies. According to sentencing documents, Bell choked an intimate partner and blocked her nose and mouth in April in Hinsdale, and in July, he choked a different intimate partner. He received two concurrent sentences of two to five years in N.H. State Prison; he was credited for 140 days served on the charge stemming from the April incident and 117 days on the other. He was fined $50 for each charge.
Prosecutors dismissed felony charges of second-degree assault and second-degree assault-strangulation and six misdemeanor charges of domestic violence-simple assault.
Other cases recently resolved include:
Misty L. Squires, 32, of Swanzey pleaded guilty to committing felony identity fraud in Cheshire County in 2011. According to sentencing documents, she opened a utilities account with Public Service of New Hampshire — now doing business as Eversource — in the name of her daughter, a minor, to illegally obtain electricity at her residences and then defaulted on payment. She was sentenced to 12 months in jail, all suspended for five years. She was ordered to pay $346.70 in restitution to Eversource and to write Eversource an apology letter.
She also pleaded guilty to violating her probations in May on felony convictions for possessing heroin and fentanyl in Keene in April 2017. She received two concurrent 12-month jail sentences and was credited for 69 days of times served.
David J. Murray, 48, of Amherst pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal mischief. According to sentencing documents, he ripped apart a Rindge police evidence bag in August 2017. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, all suspended for two years. He was ordered to pay $372 in fines and penalties, with $72 suspended for two years.
Prosecutors dismissed charges of falsifying physical evidence, possession of oxycodone and bail jumping, all felonies.
The court imposed 45 days of Daniel J. Raitto’s 90-day suspended jail sentence. Raitto, 43, of Winchester, pleaded guilty in July to driving with a suspended license-subsequent offense, a misdemeanor, in Winchester in May 2017. Sentencing documents do not indicate why the court imposed part of the sentence.
Anya Strandfeldt, 30, of Richmond pleaded guilty to controlling premises where an illegal drug was found, a misdemeanor, in Keene in August. She was sentenced to 12 months in jail and ordered to pay $434 in fines and penalties. Her sentence, fines and penalties are suspended for four years. She was placed on probation for two years.
Prosecutors dismissed a felony charge of possession of crack cocaine.
Marco Q. Talin, 20, of Southbury, Conn., pleaded guilty to illegally possessing alcohol, a violation, in Keene in August. He was ordered to pay $1,240 in fines and penalties, with $744 suspended for two years.
Prosecutors dismissed a felony charge of possession of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, commonly known as Adderall.
James D. Crawford, 31, of Alstead pleaded guilty to violating his probation in July on a 2017 felony conviction for criminal restraint in Alstead in April 2017. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and credited for 29 days of time served. He is eligible for home release on electronic monitoring.