NASHUA — A 23-year-old man was arrested in Nashua on Friday.
Paul Patrick Green Jr., of New York, was arrested by the Nashua Police Department.
Green is charged with identity fraud, theft by deception, criminal mischief, manufacture, sale, and possession of false identification, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest or detention, and simple assault.
Earlier that same evening, officers responded to a car dealership within Nashua for the report of a man attempting to purchase a vehicle while presenting a false form of identification.
Police identified Green as the person responsible.
During the course of the investigation, Green resisted the officers’ attempts to detain him.
A struggle ensued in which Green assaulted an officer and continued to resist arrest.
As the officers attempted to restrain Green, various property items belonging to the car dealership were damaged.
The officers were ultimately able to place Green under arrest.
During the booking process, Green provided a false name and was found to be in possession of stolen property.
Detectives determined Green had portrayed himself as another and made substantial steps towards fraudulently purchasing a vehicle from the dealership.
The officer who was assaulted by Green was treated at a local hospital and released after receiving treatment for minor injuries.
At the time of his arrest, Green was out on bail for similar offenses alleged to have been committed in Virginia.
He also had an active warrant for his arrest issued by the Chesterfield County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court for those offenses.
Green faces fourteen charges totaling up to 50 years in sentencing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Nashua Police Department