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Domestic-assault Suspect Remains Held

February 13, 2019

FITCHBURG -- A 35-year-old city man was ordered held without bail Monday after a dangerousness hearing in District Court.

Jose Santiago, of 449 Water St., has been charged with assault and battery on a family or household member.

On Jan. 26, he argued with the alleged victim and allegedly punched them in the face several times, causing a laceration over the eye, according to court documents.

Santiago has been held on bail since his Jan. 28 arraignment. At the arraignment, a judge ordered that he have no contact with and stay away from the alleged victim.

His next court date is a pre-trial hearing scheduled for March 11.

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