EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 7, 2013

Atkinson man charged in Salem assault

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — SALEM — An Atkinson man was charged with simple assault Sunday after witnesses reported seeing a woman being pushed out of a truck.

Police were called to the area of Route 111 and Zacharys Crossing Road just before 10 p.m. Sunday for a report of a woman being pushed out of a truck.

The woman injured her hand and sustained scrapes, police said. She was taken to Parkland Medical Center in Derry for treatment.

The suspect fled before police arrived. But less than half an hour later, Salem and Atkinson police found Peter Pratt, 27, of Atkinson on Route 121A.

He was taken into custody, taken to the Salem station, booked and released on $2,500 personal recognizance.

Pratt faces a single charge of simple (domestic) assault.