LOWELL -- Kevin R. Nolette, who accused his stepson-in-law boxer Micky Ward of assault in 2008, pleaded not guilty in court on Friday to assaulting his longtime girlfriend.
In Lowell District Court, Nolette, 56, of 452 Wilder St., first floor, Lowell, pleaded not guilty to a single count of assault and battery.
While prosecutors sought $1,000 cash bail, Judge Thomas Brennan released Nolette on personal recognizance on the conditions that he not abuse the alleged victim and abide by any restraining order.
Lowell police allege in court documents that at around 2:30 a.m. Friday, they responded to the Wilder Street address for a report of a domestic assault in progress.
The 42-year-old alleged victim told police she had locked herself in the bathroom because she was afraid of Nolette. The alleged victim told police that she and Nolette, her boyfriend of 14 years, got into a verbal, non-physical fight because he had been drinking and became verbally abusive.
When officers noted bruises on the victim's left arm, she allegedly told police that three days earlier the couple had a fight and Nolette allegedly assaulted her by pulling her hair, grabbing her arms, and pushing her so she fell on her knees.
The alleged victim said she didn't call police then because Nolette threatened to kick her out of the apartment.
In speaking with police, Nolette denied touching the alleged victim, saying his girlfriend bruised herself, according to court documents.
This isn't Nolette's first time in court.
In 2008, Nolette accused boxer Micky Ward, who is married to Nolette's stepdaughter, of assaulting him during a confrontation. More than a year later, a district court judge found Ward not guilty of the charge of assault and battery.