A Rochester man was arrested after allegedly attacking a woman over a drink at a Pitbull concert on August 29 and leaving her temporarily paralyzed from the waist down.

Gregory Joseph, 33, was arrested by Gilford police on Wednesday at Rochester police headquaraters and charged with assault at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion on Aug. 29.

Maddy Audet of Keene was at the concert with friends when she was struck by a man in the audience, her sister Candace Jelley wrote on a GoFundMe page which has collected over $20,000.

"A grown man walked up to her and hit her so hard she fell unconscious. All because this coward thought she took his drink," Jelley wrote.

Audet told the Keene Sentinel she heard an argument  her sister's roommate was having with another woman over the drink.  Audet offered to buy the woman another drink.

The man climbed over three rows of seats and punched her in the jaw sending backwards injuring her spinal cord, Audet told the Sentinel.

Audet has since been able to walk with assistance and working towards being to do so on her own, according to Gilford Police Detective Sergeant Christopher M. Jacques

Jacques said interviews with 20 individuals and video led to Joseph's arrest. Joseph was released on personal recognizance bail and has a future court date in Belknap Superior Court.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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