Adam Medeiros of Easthampton ordered held without bail after denying charges including attempted murder
NORTHAMPTON — An Easthampton man was held without bail after pleading not guilty to charges alleging that he attacked and threatened to kill his girlfriend Monday.
Adam A. Medeiros, 23, of 8 Irving St., pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Northampton District Court to charges of attempted murder, assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime (murder).
A bail clerk originally set bail at $10,000 following Medeiros’ arrest Monday, but at his arraignment Tuesday morning Judge Jacklyn Connly ordered him held without bail. A bail hearing has been set for Thursday.
According to court documents, Medeiros’ on-again-off-again girlfriend, with whom he has a 9-month-old child, told police he attacked her following an argument that started at a Ferry Street house party when she found out he had been contacting other women on the Craigslist website.
She told police that sometime after midnight she followed Medeiros, who had been drinking, to a friend’s apartment at 13 Northampton St. When she arrived he allegedly told her, “If you say another word, I will hurt you so bad and leave you outside to rot.”
She told police she responded, “I have done nothing to you,” at which point he threw her on the ground and choked her while insulting her and saying he was going to kill her. She told police she could not breathe and believes that she lost consciousness. The man who lived at the apartment then came out of his room and interrupted the attack, she said, and she left the apartment.
According to court documents, Easthampton Police Officer Robert J. Pouska Jr., who took her report and arrested Medeiros at 6:58 a.m., noted that the woman’s neck had fresh scratches and was reddened.
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