Dorchester man arrested in Salem for disorderly conduct, fails to appear in court

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SALEM –– On Friday, Oct. 20, a Dorchester man was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, and later failed to appear in court as required.

Salem police arrested Nicholas Thomas, 27, around 9 p.m. for causing damage at a local business.

When officers attempted to transport Thomas to the station, he violently resisted arrest. Despite his belligerence, officers were able to handcuff him and transport him to the station, where he continued his uncooperative behavior during the booking process. No injuries were reported as a result of the struggle.

Due to his refusal to cooperate with the booking and bail processes, Thomas was transported to Rockingham County Jail to be held without bail until his arraignment on Monday.

He faced charges of two counts of resisting arrest or detention, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, and unlawful activities.

Thomas was released on Personal Recognizance bail with a scheduled arraignment in Salem District Court today.

However, Thomas failed to appear before the court as required. As a result, the Salem Police Department will seek an arrest warrant for him on charges of bail jumping and contempt. In addition, the Salem Circuit Court issued a $5,000 cash bench warrant for failing to appear.

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