Manchester police respond to assault, three arrested

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MANCHESTER — Police in Manchester responded to a distress call at the intersection of Union and Pearl streets at about 8:20 a.m. on April 21 where they found a woman with cuts and bruises on her face.

The woman, whose name has not been released, reported being assaulted, threatened, and held against her will in a nearby apartment.

She was able to escape and indicated her assailants were still inside the building.

The MedCat and SWAT officers were deployed to assist with the situation.

Authorities used loudspeakers to order the occupants to exit the building.

Initially, a male appeared at a first-floor window but did not comply.

After continued announcements, at around 10 a.m., two individuals, identified as Scott Frost, 23, and Ashley Zachary, 33, both with no fixed address, emerged and were taken into custody.

A search of the apartment followed, and it was confirmed that a third suspect had been present but left before police arrived.

This individual, identified as David Hanson, 42, was later located and arrested at a residence on Manchester Street.

Hanson has been charged with kidnapping and simple assault.

Frost faces charges of kidnapping, criminal threatening, obstructing the report of a crime, simple assault, and resisting arrest.

Zachary has been charged with kidnapping, simple assault, and resisting arrest.

The investigation is ongoing, and further details will be provided as they become available.

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