When questioned by police, Chute said Pollier hit him in the face first, and he retaliated.
Pollier was transported to Lawrence General Hospital and was subsequently air-lifted to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston due to a brain bleed requiring neurosurgery. Police subsequently charged Chute and Lafond with assault and battery causing serious bodily injury.
Lafond was arraigned on the charge July 15 in Haverhill District Court, where he was held without bail. His case was continued to July 22, when he was released on personal recognizance with pretrial conditions, including having to remain drug and alcohol free and submit to random screenings.
Chute was also arraigned July 15 in Haverhill and was ordered held on $3,500 cash bail. A number of pretrial conditions were set, including pretrial probation, having to remain drug and alcohol free and submit to random screenings. Court officials said Chute was released Aug. 6 after a woman who resides at 84 Harrison St. posted his $3,500 bail.