Published DateLACONIA — An officer on patrol near Avery Street recognized a local man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for hitting a man in the eye at the Funky Monkey and arrested him last Friday.
Lt. Al Lessard said yesterday that Patrol Officer Adam D.W. Marsh saw John J. Drouin, 26, of 177 Gilford Ave, #2 walking along Avery Street while he was responding to another call.
Drouin was wanted for hitting a woman with a pool cue on February 13, and punching the man who came to her rescue.
According to police affidavits obtained from the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division, investigating officers said when they arrived the male victim told them Drouin punched him with a closed fist. They said he had one eye swollen shut and an abrasion under the other eye.
The victim didn't know Drouin by name but knew the name of his brother. Police detectives knew who Drouin was and the victim was able to identify him from a photo lineup.
Drouin was also wanted on a parole violation for punching a window and breaking it while he was incarcerated in the Belknap County House of Corrections in December of 2012.
Judge Jim Carroll ordered him held on $1,000 cash-only bail.