One week ago, on October 1, a New Hampshire woman was reportedly beaten by Kurt Schaitel, a Nashua resident. The 47-year-old man was arrested shortly after the incident and has been charged with several counts of assault.
According to police statements, the incident occurred just after 5 p.m. in Nashua. Lieutnenant Michael Moushegian said that Schaitel and the victim were in a car when they began to argue intensely. The woman reportedly got out of the car and began to walk away, but the suspect reportedly followed her.
Witnesses said that Schaitel then grabbed the victim and choked her. When she fell to the ground, unconscious, the 47-year-old began to kick her violently in the head and upper body.
Shcaitel then purportedly fled the scene, only to be found and arrested less than an hour later at his apartment on Norton Street.
As of Wednesday, October 3, the Nashua man had been charged with five counts in total related to domestic violence. He faces four counts of simple assault and one second-degree assault charge. If convicted, he could face more than seven years in prison.
The victim's name has not been released, nor have police stated whether her injuries would be permanently disabling. She was treated at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center following the encounter and had been released from the hospital by October 3.
Schaitel is reportedly being held at the Nashua Police Department on $7,000 bail. A court date beyond his arraignment, which occurred on October 2, has not been released.
If you have been injured in an assault, an experienced New Hampshire personal injury attorney can evaluate your case and help you receive any damages you may be entitled to.