Current Court Report - February 15, 2023
David Creed •
This week's Current Court Report includes arraignments and dispositions from the Monday Nantucket District Court session.
Kevin Daley, 38, of Nantucket, pleaded guilty to an April 19, 2022 charge of breaking and entering for a misdemeanor (amended down from breaking and entering in the nighttime with the intent to commit a felony). He was ordered to complete one year of probation and stay away from the property related to this case.
Leslie Frazer, 27, of Nantucket, was arraigned on Feb. 11 charges of assault and battery and two charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf and was ordered to return to court March 20 for a pretrial hearing. This incident was covered in a separate story, which you can read about by clicking here.
Daniel F. Henry, 48, of Nantucket, will have Jan. 13 charges of assault and battery on a family/household member, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, strangulation or suffocation and a Jan. 29 charge of intimidating a witness/juror/police/court official continued without a finding for one year.
Henry was ordered to complete a substance abuse violation and comply with any treatments deemed necessary, have no drugs or alcohol while complying with random screenings, complete an intimate partner program, supply the state with a DNA sample, and pay a $90 victim-witness fee.
Nantucket District Court Judge James Sullivan issued a Duquette alternative, which means that if Henry violates any of these conditions or his probation, he will be sent to prison for a year and taken to the Barnstable House of Corrections.
Henry had Aug. 6, 2022 charges of assault and battery on a family/household member, assault and battery on a child with an injury, and malicious destruction of property under $1,200 dismissed as part of the plea.
After being continued without a finding for one year, Terence J. Patterson II, 43, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL had a Jan. 21, 2021 charge of indecent exposure dismissed.
Josue S. Melgar Paz, 32, of Nantucket, was arraigned on Feb. 11 charges of resisting arrest and trespassing. He had not-guilty pleas entered on his behalf and was ordered to return to court March 27 for a pretrial hearing.
*All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty under a court of law*