Husband’s bail request denied in Bow attempted murder case

  • Jason Alleyne stands with his lawyers during a bail hearing Thursday in Merrimack County Superior Court. Alleyne is accused of running over his wife with a car at a Bow gas station this summer. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff

Monitor staff
Thursday, September 14, 2017

A judge ruled Thursday that a man accused of intentionally running over his wife with a car in Bow is too dangerous to be released from jail on pretrial monitoring.

Jason Alleyne, 29, remains held for lack of $100,000 cash-only bail after Judge John Kissinger Jr. denied his request for $1,000 bail and pretrial services, which includes electronic monitoring, random drug testing and unplanned home visits.

Alleyne is charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and criminal threatening, all domestic violence-related. He also faces charges of driving after suspension and violating a protective order.

Prosecutors allege he verbally threatened to kill his wife, Saturn Alleyne, before jumping into the driver’s seat of her Nissan Maxima and accelerating over her at the Circle K Irving gas station on Route 3A in Bow in late August. Just prior, the two had engaged in a verbal argument, and Jason Alleyne had threatened to kill his wife, according to a police affidavit.

Assistant Merrimack County Attorney Meghan Hagaman said Saturn Alleyne was released from Concord Hospital after receiving treatment for a broken collarbone; however, she is still in a neck brace. Saturn Alleyne is now living with her father, Peter Mossey, who told Hagaman he did not want Jason Alleyne released from jail because he’s “petrified” for the family’s safety.

Just days before the incident in Bow, a judge had granted Saturn Alleyne a temporary restraining order against Jason Alleyne.

Kissinger referenced the protective order Thursday, saying he was deeply concerned that Jason Alleyne not only had contact with Saturn Alleyne but resorted to violence and threatened her life.

“The reality is when someone has a restraining order against them they’re in a category where the expectation is there’s going to be no contact,” Kissinger said.

Public defender Daniel Swegart said he was in no way trying to minimize the seriousness of the allegations by asking for a bail reduction.

“Jason is not minimizing anything at all. He’s here asking for help,” Swegart told the court.

Swegart said about a year ago that the Alleynes started using methamphetamine, and their marriage fell apart.

Jason Alleyne read from a prepared statement Thursday, saying he realizes he needs to turn his life around, not only for himself but for his wife and their children.

“I would like to do a complete 180,” he said, adding, “I’d like to have the opportunity to live up to my word and follow every guideline you see fit, your honor. I will not let you down.”

Despite Jason Alleyne’s promise, Kissinger said he did not believe a reduction in bail was appropriate given the seriousness of the charges and the extent of Saturn Alleyne’s injuries.

“Mr. Alleyne is both a danger to himself and the community,” Kissinger said.

(Alyssa Dandrea can be reached at 369-3319, adandrea@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @_ADandrea.)