Boston Man Suspect In Beating Of N.H. Inmate

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Officials say a Boston man is the suspect in the beating of an inmate at the county jail in Dover, N.H.

No charges have been filed against 43-year-old Andrew Dion in a jailhouse fight over orange juice Monday morning.

The man allegedly beaten, 44-year-old Stephen Mercier, suffered injuries that included bleeding on the brain and a skull fracture. Strafford County Capt. Joseph DiGregorio said Tuesday Mercier was resting comfortably in the hospital.

DiGregorio says officials are still completing reports on the alleged assault.

DiGregorio tells Foster’s Daily Democrat that if Dion is charged it could go straight to indictment.

Dion is being held at the Strafford County jail by U.S. Marshal’s on bank robbery charges from Vermont.

Dion was charged with robbing a Rochester, Vt., bank in October 2009.

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