PARIS — A New Hampshire man remained behind bars Monday night on charges he tried to strangle a woman at a South Paris motel last week.

Eric Knight, 42, of North Conway appeared in 11th District Court on Friday on charges of felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor domestic violence assault, violating a protection from abuse order, obstructing the report of a crime and violating conditions of release.

Bail was set at $10,000 cash, with conditions that include no use or possession of alcohol or illegal drugs, no possession of dangerous weapons, being subject to random search and testing, and having no contact with the woman.

According to an affidavit by Paris Police Officer Michelle Legare, around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, police got a call about a man and a woman fighting at the Paris Inn motel on Route 26 and the woman throwing the man’s belongings out the door.

Legare wrote that the woman told Maine State Police Trooper Daniel  Hansen, who went to the motel, that Knight had tried to strangle her and broke her phone when she tried to call for help. Hansen told Legare that the woman had a protection from abuse order against Knight.

Knight was arrested and taken to Oxford County Jail, Legare wrote.

Eric Knight (Oxford County Jail)

Comments are no longer available on this story