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New Hampshire

May 5, 2012

Salem couple charged with assaulting man's mother

SALEM — A family dispute ended with two arrests Wednesday afternoon — and a mother allegedly beaten by her son and his girlfriend.

Margaret Poliskey, 61, went to the police station just past 4 p.m. to report her son and his girlfriend had repeatedly assaulted her and held her against her will the previous day.

The trouble started, she told Officer Joseph Keating, when she told the couple to stop yelling and swearing while she was on the phone.

But that apparently irritated Scott Poliskey, 39, and Allison Stewart, 32, and the fight escalated, police said.

Margaret Poliskey said her son and Stewart both threatened to kill her and slapped her in the face. When she tried to call 911, she told police, they pulled the phone away from her.

Then, the alleged victim said, the two yanked her by her hair and threw her onto a bed, holding her there. The woman told police she tried to get up and get away, but the couple continued to hold her against her will.

Keating saw bruises on Margaret Poliskey's arms, neck and left eye, as well as a welt above her right eye. The injuries were consistent with the assault she reported to police.

Scott Poliskey and Stewart were arrested at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. They both face numerous misdemeanor charges: simple assault, false imprisonment, obstructing the report of a crime or injury, and criminal threatening.

Bail was set at $1,000 cash for each suspect. Neither could pay and were taken to the county jail to await arraignment in 10th Circuit Court.

Yesterday afternoon, Poliskey was no longer listed as an inmate at the jail, although Stewart was.

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