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News Release

For Immediate Release
August 2, 2018

Contact:
Geoffrey W.R. Ward, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Chief, Public Integrity & Special Investigations Unit
(603) 545-1737
geoffrey.ward@doj.nh.gov

Arrest of Jeffrey R. Woodburn

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces the arrest today of Jeffrey R. Woodburn (age 53) of Whitefield, New Hampshire on several class A misdemeanor charges. Those charges consist of:

  • Two counts of simple assault (RSA 631:2-a) charging Mr. Woodburn with causing unprivileged physical contact to the adult female victim by: (1) throwing a cup of water in her face and then throwing the empty cup at her as well, striking her in the face on August 10, 2017; and (2) striking the victim in the stomach with his hand on December 24 , 2017.
  • Two counts of simple assault (RSA 631:2-a) charging Mr. Woodburn with causing bodily injury to the adult female victim by: (1) biting the victim on her left hand, resulting in bruising on December 15, 2017; and (2) biting the victim on her right forearm, resulting in bruising, on or between June 9, 2018 and June 10, 2018.
  • Two counts of domestic violence (RSA 631:2-b) charging Mr. Woodburn with causing bodily injury to the adult female victim, an intimate partner as defined in RSA 631:2-b,III(b), by use of physical force, by: (1) biting the victim on her left hand, resulting in bruising on December 15, 2017; and (2) biting the victim on her right forearm, resulting in bruising, on or between June 9, 2018 and June 10, 2018.
  • Two counts of criminal mischief (RSA 634:2) charging Mr. Woodburn with causing damage to the property of the adult female victim by: (1) kicking the door of her clothes dryer, causing it to be broken away from the dryer housing, having no right to do so nor any reasonable basis for belief of having such a right, on August 10, 2017; and (2) kicking in the locked door to the victim's home which damaged the door and door casing, having no right to do so nor any reasonable basis for belief of having such a right, on December 24, 2017.
  • One count of criminal trespass (RSA 635:2) charging Mr. Woodburn with entering or remaining in the residence of
    the adult female victim, after forcing open the locked door to the residence, an occupied structure as defined in
    RSA 635:1,III, knowing that he was not licensed or privileged to do so on December 24, 2017.

Mr. Woodburn is scheduled to be arraigned in the 1st Circuit Court-District Division-Lancaster on August 20, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Todd Flanagan at
(603) 271-1208 or todd.flanagan@doj.nh.gov.

The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and Mr. Woodburn is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


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