A Concord woman was arrested on April 19, in connection with a brutal torture case involving a mother who allegedly assaulted her son.
Amy Nason, 29, of Concord, was arrested by Concord Police and charged with felony counts of tampering with witnesses and informants and reckless conduct; place another in danger.
The case involves an 18-year-old man who was allegedly brutally assaulted by his mother, Christine Gelineau, 52, of Concord, and Daniel Tyler Cantrell, 20, of Sparta, TN, over a period of months earlier this year. Police allege that Cantrell and Gelineau subjected the teen to numerous assaults including being burned in his genitalia with a lighter and beatings, one of which reportedly resulted in a fracture. Both were arrested on April 17.
Police allege that between April 1, and April 17, Nason ordered the victim “to ingest urine, feces, earth worms and dish soap in order to avoid the physical abuse by Gelineau and Cantrell,” according Lt. Timothy O’Malley, the commander of the department’s criminal investigations unit.
O’Malley said that police believe that Nason told the teen to lie to detectives about his injuries on April 17.
“Specifically, it is alleged that she ordered him to tell the detectives that his injuries were self-inflicted,” O’Malley stated.
Nason was arrested, refused bail, and was sent to the Merrimack County House of Corrections. She will be arraigned remotely on April 22, in Sixth Circuit District Division Court.
O’Malley noted that the investigation in the case continues.
According to published reports, Nason has had a number of run-ins with the law in the past.
In September 2011, Nason was arrested and charged with nine counts of animal cruelty when she lived in Lee. Police alleged that Nason had three dogs, three cats, two birds, and a ferret “in unsuitable conditions” in her home. She was reportedly being evicted from the apartment at the time of the arrest and had moved to Hampton. The New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals later removed the animals from the home. Police also alleged that the skeletal remains of a cat and a dead turtle were also found at the home.
In January 2008, Nason was charged with theft in Wells, Maine, against a Cape Cod woman, allegedly stealing $160 and a pack of cigarettes. Police alleged that Nason, claiming she was pregnant, convinced a woman at a hospital to give her a ride to York, Maine. When the woman returned to the hospital, she noticed the items were missing. A number of police agencies worked on the case and eventually found Nason in Wells, Maine, and arrested her. After being arrested, Nason reportedly tried to keep from being incarcerated by saying her pregnancy was high-risk, however, a test later proved she wasn’t pregnant, according to reports.