LANCASTER, N.H (AP) — A man is accused of driving a plow truck into his ex-wife’s mobile home and two cars following a fight over yard work, prosecutors in New Hampshire said.
Coos County prosecutors said George Bell, 71, and his ex-wife have been divorced for 15 years, but were living together, WMUR-TV reported. Investigators said Bell was asked to leave after the two started to fight Tuesday night, and then he allegedly drove the truck into the cars and porch.
Police said Bell told them he was drunk at the time.
“Ms. Bell told police and our office that this incident terrified her and that after she fell, she crawled back under her deck and back into her residence,” prosecutor Jessica Cain said.
A judge ordered that Bell be held without bail. His lawyer, Simon Mayo, said the request for no bail was not supported, citing a slim criminal record. Bell’s most recent charge was 16 years ago. Mayo said a person being scared was not a valid reason to hold someone. He asked for a new bail hearing.
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