Hooksett man arrested after assaulting girlfriend at rest stop
A 39-year-old Hooksett man was arrested yesterday morning after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend while the two were riding in her vehicle along Route 3A.
The incident took place about 9:30 a.m. after
witnesses at a rest area along Interstate 93 in Hooksett reported seeing a woman trying to exit her vehicle but being blocked by a man, later identified by the police as Ronald Versfelt.
According to witness accounts, the woman eventually escaped and made it to the rest area facility, where she called the police. As she called, Versfelt tried to hide in the trunk of the woman’s car, the witnesses said, according to a police briefing.
By the time the police arrived on the scene, Versfelt was gone, but a state police dog was able to track his scent. He was finally arrested without incident along the interstate in Bow, according to the press release.
Versfelt, who was already wanted by the police for an assault that occurred earlier yesterday, has been charged with simple assault. He will be arraigned in Concord’s district court today.
Authorities encouraged witnesses to the incident to contact Trooper Stanley Dombrowski at 271-3333.