Homeless Man On Parole Arrested For Stabbing Victim Outside Manchester Pub
MANCHESTER, NH - Homeless Manchester man out on parole and suspended sentences is accused of assaulting and stabbing a victim several times on Lake Ave in an incident in June.
Manchester Police responded to Catholic Medical Center for a victim of an apparent stabbing on June 2nd at 1:30 a.m.
The victim was identified as a 35-year-old man who was walking near Mike’s Pub and Grub on Lake Ave. The victim told police he encountered a man who yelled at him, and was hit over the head with a bottle and stabbed multiple times according to MPD Spokesperson Heather Hame. Police said the injuries were serious, but not life-threatening.
The investigation led police to identify Michael Fantasia, 32 who is listed on a court bail document as homeless, staying in the Manchester area.
Fantasia was located and arrested Sunday and charged with first-degree assault and second-degree assault. It was also determined that Fantasia was a convicted felon and was additionally charged with felon in possession of a dangerous weapon.
Fantasia will be arraigned in Hillsborough Superior Court North Monday where details of his previous convictions that he was on parole for will be discussed, including the conviction for possession of a Molotov cocktail that he was on parole for will be discussed.
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