Island Resident Charged With Intimidation Of Assault And Battery, Strangulation Victim
David Creed •
An island resident was arraigned in Nantucket District Court on Monday for allegedly attempting to intimidate a victim in an open assault and battery and strangulation criminal case into lying to prosecutors about what happened in the incident.
Daniel Henry, 48, of Nantucket, was arraigned on a Jan. 29 charge of witness intimidation. He had a not-guilty plea entered on his behalf and had his bail set at $1,000 on this case. Henry's bail was revoked on a separate case from earlier this month. Henry is currently being held in the Barnstable House of Corrections.
Henry was arraigned in court on Tuesday, January 18 on charges of assault and battery on a family/household member, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and strangulation/suffocation. Henry's bail was set at $5,000 by the District Attorney's office on this case but less than two weeks later, the alleged victim in this case told police Henry asked her to lie to police over 50 times about what happened in the January 13 incident, which prompted the new charges.
Henry's attorney Rob Waickowski asked District Court Judge James Sullivan not to revoke Henry's bail, but Sullivan denied Waickowski's request and ordered Henry be held in the Barnstable House of Corrections. His pretrial date for further deliberation on these two cases was set for February 13, 2023.
In other Nantucket District Court news this week, Eleanor Falconer, 71, of Nantucket, had a Nov. 2 charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle dismissed due to lack of prosecution.
After being continued without a finding for six months, Manuel A. Flores-Sola, 36, of Nantucket had an Aug. 7, 2021 charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle dismissed.
Igor Leandro Ramos Goncalves, 21, of Nantucket, pleaded guilty to several charges ranging from car theft to breaking and entering vehicles and stealing items. You can read the full story by clicking here.
Mario J. Rivera, 39, of Nantucket, was arraigned on Oct. 12, 2022 charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. He had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf and was ordered to return to court March 13 for a pretrial hearing.
*All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty under a court of law*