On Sept. 26 at 8:30 a.m., Woonsocket Police Officer Justin LaRouche was dispatched to the Stop and Shop on Pulaski Boulevard in Bellingham, MA, to provide a woman with a courtesy trasnport home.
When he arrived, a Franklin, MA officer was with the woman. The officer explained she had recently reported a domestic assault that day in Franklin, as well as one in Woonsocket on Sept. 12.
LaRouche brought the woman to Woonsocket Police Headquarters on Clinton Street to discuss the earlier assault.
The woman said that on Sept. 12, she returned from work later than usual at about 7:30 p.m. during an especially busy day. While at work, she had received several missed phone calls from her boyfriend, Shane Hall, 24, of 65 Progesso Ave. When she returned the calls, he accused her or cheating on him.
When the woman returned home, Hall continued to accuse her of cheating, and an argument began. She said she became impatient with his accusations and told him so. The argument continued until Hall jabbed her in the throat with two fingers, causing her a lot of pain and making it hard for her to catch her breath. Hall then put her in a headlock, she said, causing her to begin to black out.
When he released her, she told Hall she was going to leave, but he told her she wasn't going anywhere, pushing her down whenever she attempted to stand up to go.
Eventually, she told Hall she needed to move around the apartment to feed her child, which Hall allowed. The rest of the evening and following morning, she said, he acted as if nothing had happened.
She said that on Sept. 26, she had driven Hall to work in Franklin, MA, where he assaulted her again, leading to his arrest by Franklin police. She said she was in fear for her life, but was afraid of Hall and of what might happen if she left him.
Woonsocket Police arrested Hall on Oct. 1, 5:08 p.m., charging him with domesitc assault, refusing to relinquish a telephone, domestic disorderly conduct and domestic kidnapping.