Halifax man charged with assaulting witness in criminal case

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HALIFAX — A 34-year-old man from Halifax was arrested for assaulting a witness in a criminal case.

In January of 2020, Kerri M. Nicholas was issued conditions of release related to an active court proceeding in Vermont criminal court.

These conditions were issued after Nicholas was arraigned and pled not guilty to a charge of cruelty to a child.

The conditions included an order that he not have contact with specific witnesses to the case.

On February 17, 2023, police were notified that a witness in the case was reporting having contact with Nicholas in violation of his court-ordered conditions of release.

Police say that Nicholas violently attacked this witness causing serious injury.

The physical assault occurred in New Hampshire.

Nicholas was issued a citation for the offenses to appear in court at the date and time listed below

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