LOWELL -- Soon after being served with a restraining order obtained by his wife, police say Wade Woehler returned to his Lowell apartment early Tuesday morning, kicked in the door, pulled out a handful of his wife's hair and slashed her tires.
In Lowell District Court on Tuesday, Woehler, 26, of 26 Middlesex St., Apt. 25, pleaded not guilty to charges of unarmed assault and burglary, assault and battery, and two counts of vandalism. Woehler also has a pending assault-and-battery charge involving the same victim.
Prosecutor Daniel Brunelli alleges police received a 911 call at 2:12 a.m. on Tuesday of a domestic assault. The victim, Woehler's wife, alleges that not long after her husband was served with a restraining order and came with a police escort to retrieve some of his things, Woehler allegedly returned, kicked in the door and assaulted her.
When police arrived, they said they saw the broken door. The alleged victim also was holding a clump of her hair Woehler allegedly pulled out.
The victim later learned two of her tires were slashed.
Defense attorney Keren Goldberg asked that Woehler be released, noting he denies the allegations, and that police arrested Woehler in a hospital emergency room at 3:30 a.m. after he was trying to voluntarily commit himself for mental-health issues.
Judge Thomas Brennan allowed the prosecutor's motion to revoke Woehler's bail on the pending case, holding him without bail, but ordered personal recognizance on the new case.
A probable-cause hearing is scheduled for Feb. 12.
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