New Hampshire man arraigned in connection with trooper stabbing ***updated**


Update, Nov. 5, 2018: Nghia Le was brought back into Orange District Court this morning, and a new attorney, Steve Rappaport from Lowell,  entered his appearance as counsel moving forward. 

Le will be undergoing a further competency examination at the Franklin County Jail pursuant to G.L. c. 123, sec. 15(a), and will be returned to court next Tuesday for an update on his competency and possible dangerousness hearing. 

He remains held without bail in the meantime.


Nghia V. Le, 18, of Manchester, N.H., was arraigned Oct. 30, 2018, in Orange District Court on numerous charges in connection with the stabbing of a Massachusetts State Police trooper following a high speed chase that ended in New Salem, Oct. 19.

Le faces charges of assault with intent to mmurder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, armed carjacking, assault and battery upon a police officer, receiving stolen property valued at over$1,200, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police and resisting arrest.

His court appointed attorney, Alan Rubin, entered a plea of not guilty on Le’s behalf.

The Commonwealth filed a motion to have Le detained without bail as a danger to society.  The defense filed a motion to have Le examined for competency and criminal responsibility.  Pending that evaluation, Le will be held without bail at the Franklin County Jail and House of Correction.

He is due back in Orange District Court at 9 a.m. on Nov. 5 for a status on his competency, and potentially for a dangerousness hearing.