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Man awaiting trial in child neglect case faces charges of assaulting inmate

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BRENTWOOD, New Hampshire — A man accused of severely beating and burning the 3-year-old son of his girlfriend has been indicted on new charges of assaulting and threatening a county jail inmate in New Hampshire.

The Eagle Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1hEHCH2) 28-year-old Roland Dow was indicted by a Rockingham Superior Court grand jury, as was another inmate.

Dow pleaded not guilty to multiple assault charges involving the boy's treatment in 2012. The girlfriend, 24-year-old Jessica Linscott of Plaistow, pleaded guilty to witness tampering and endangering the welfare of a child. She was sentenced to at least 2 1/2 years in prison for failing to get her son help.

She's expected to testify against Dow, whose trial was rescheduled from April to June 9 after defense attorney Scott Gleason suffered a heart attack.

Gleason and his brother, Thomas Gleason, also defending Dow, couldn't be reached for comment Monday.

In 2012, prosecutors recovered a video of Linscott and Dow prepping the child before the arrival of a social worker who was checking on him. Three weeks later, the boy was hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury and burns to his wrist and fingers.

Prosecutors said the couple had agreed to turn themselves in to police but instead hid in Haverhill, Massachusetts From there, they went to Boston, where they took a bus to New York and then a train to Florida. They were arrested by federal marshals at Universal Studios in Orlando after two weeks.


Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Massachusetts), http://www.eagletribune.com

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