Conway Man Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Roommate

CONWAY, NH – A Conway man is under arrest for allegedly assaulting his roommate on multiple occasions.

Conway Police reported that last month they a Conway woman reported that her roommate, 22-year-old Lawrence Coates, had assaulted her and threatened her with a sharp object a few days prior when the two were staying at a local hotel. The victim also claimed that Coates had sexually assaulted her earlier this year.

On Monday Police apprehended Coates on an open warrant obtained by the Conway Police Department Investigative Services Division. He faces multiple felony charges including Reckless Conduct with a Deadly Weapon (Felony B), Criminal Threatening (Felony B), 2nd Degree Assault (Felony B) and Sexual Assault (Misdemeanor A).

Lawrence Coates was transported to the Carroll County House of Corrections and arraigned on Tuesday at the Carroll County Superior Court where he was released on Personal Recognizance bail.

Coates has multiple prior convictions including thefts in 2018 and 2014, criminal threatening, trespassing, criminal mischief, parole violations and prohibited acts involving drugs.