PELHAM, N.H. — A 29-year-old Nashua man who allegedly beat and stabbed two people in Pelham early Christmas morning will be arraigned at a later date after posting $10,000 cash bail and agreeing to orders he not contact those involved in the fight, according to court records.
Joseph Schulte was arrested at a home in Nashua later on Christmas Day, after Pelham Police identified him as a suspect in an incident that unfolded on Old Country Road in Pelham on Christmas about 1 a.m. He is charged with two counts of first degree assault.
Police said they were called to an undisclosed home on Old Country Road for a report that two people were stabbed and arrived to learn that a fight had taken place outside “a gathering” taking place in the home.
Police said Schulte exchanged words with a 28-year-old man from New Ipswich, N.H., who suffered a deep laceration to his forehead and serious facial injuries in a fight that a 27-year-old from Litchfield, N.H., attempted to break up. But police said the 27-year-old who tried to breakup the fight was repeatedly stabbed by Schulte, who fled the scene before emergency crews arrived.
Both men were taken to Lowell General Hospital, but the 27-year-old suffered life-threatening injuries and was later transferred to Tufts Medical Center in Boston, according to police.
Police from Dracut, and Salem, N.H., Hudson, N.H., and New Hampshire State Police assisted Pelham at the scene of the fight, according to a press release.
Since Schulte posted bail, a date for his arraignment in Hillsborough County Superior Court – South, in Nashua, has not yet been set.