PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) – Two sailors from a nuclear submarine have been arraigned on charges of beating a man and leaving him unconscious on a Portsmouth, N.H., street.

The Portsmouth Herald reports the victim was identified in court Tuesday as 48-year-old Stephen Huntress of Kittery Point, Maine. Huntress is a former chairman of the Kittery Town Council. He suffered a fractured skull and remains hospitalized in intensive care.

Police say an officer found Huntress a few minutes before midnight Friday night. Investigators arrested 22-year-old Gerald Smith of Honolulu and 23-year-old Sandy Portobanco of Inglewood, Calif.

The USS Greeneville crewmen have been ordered held on $200,000 bail each.

They are charged with assault and witness tampering after police say they threatened a witness. The two are scheduled to be back in court June 4.


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