A Derry man is behind bars this week after being arrested on seven charges of assaulting a woman.
Matthew Lambert, 39, of 16 Central St., Apt. 1, was arrested on a warrant May 16 after a report of an incident four days earlier by the victim.
The woman, 34, was being treated for multiple injuries at Parkland Medical Center when police interviewed her. She said on May 12, at approximately 9 p.m., she and Lambert were arguing when he allegedly began to assault her. She alleged that the assault took place over seven hours, when Lambert attempted to strangle her twice, bit her, slapped her and repeatedly kicked her. She said Lambert has had mixed martial arts training, and at one point he placed her into a “submission hold,” from which she almost lost consciousness.
According to a press release, investigating officers observed marks and bruises on the woman’s body consistent with her statements. Lambert was arrested and charged with three counts of second-degree assault and four counts of simple assault.
He was arraigned in Derry District Court, with bail set at $10,000 cash, and transferred to the Rockingham County House of Correction. He is scheduled for a probable cause hearing May 23.