From DA Kevin Hayden’s Office:

BOSTON, February 27, 2023 — A Dorchester man was ordered held in lieu of $1,000 bail today after being charged with attacking a woman Sunday in her West Dedham Street apartment, Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden announced.

DALE NEWMAN, 44, was charged in Central BMC with assault and battery on a family or household member.  Judge Tracy Lee Lyons set $1,000 bail and also ordered Newman to stay away from the victim.  Newman will return to court March 24 for a pre-trial hearing.

On Sunday at about 7:04 p.m. Boston police responded to the West Dedham Street location after a radio call for a domestic violence incident.  Upon arrival officers were met by a woman who told them she was in the process of leaving the apartment with her two children after being involved in an altercation with a man, later identified as Newman. Officers noted scratches and bruising on the woman’s face, neck, chest and arms.  The woman told officers that Newman had left the apartment. Upon conducting a sweep of the apartment to ensure the protection of the woman and the two children, officers found Newman in a locked bathroom on the second floor and arrested him without incident.

The victim told officers she was sleeping when she was awoken by Newman striking her in the face with a closed fist.  She said Newman threw her across the room and onto the floor and kicked her in the stomach.  The victim refused medical treatment at the scene.

Newman has a record dating back to 1998, with a history of violent offenses, violations of harassment orders and intimidation.

“This is a terribly frightening situation, exacerbated by the fact that two children were present in the apartment when the attack occurred.  We’ll offer this victim and her family as much assistance as they require as this case moves forward,” Hayden said.

The victims of any crime, including domestic or sexual violence, should call 911 in an emergency.  SafeLink, a statewide DV hotline, can be reached at 877-785-2020.  SafeLink is answered by trained advocates 24/7 in English, Spanish and Portuguese, as well as TTY at 877-521-2601.  It also has the capacity to provide multilingual translation in more than 140 languages.

Help is also available for members of our LGBTQ+ community experiencing domestic or intimate partner violence through The Network/La Red by calling 617-742-4911 or 8700-832-1901.

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