• Man charged in brutal assault
    January 22,2013
     

    Man charged in brutal assault

    HARTFORD — A Claremont, N.H. man will be arraigned today in criminal court in White River Junction for allegedly beating his girlfriend’s brother after an argument.

    Wesley Vorhes, 47, was charged with aggravated assault on Sunday in the beating of Robert Schneider, 47, of White River Junction. The incident took place after a night of drinking on Jan. 13 at The Cave in Lebanon, N.H., according to police.

    State Trooper Gary Salvatore said Schneider confronted Vorhes for being intimate with another woman at the bar. The two men argued and then left The Cave that evening, the trooper said.

    Schneider and Vorhes pulled over on Interstate 89 and picked up where they left off and an altercation ensued where Vorhes knocked Schneider out unconscious, according to Salvatore.

    Schneider injuries were a fractured nose, cheek bone, upper jaw and orbital eye socket fracture, Salvatore said.

    He also sustained severe nerve damage and will need reconstructive surgery, the trooper said.

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