Young man who ran from Gilford police held on cash bail

LACONIA –— The Sheridan Street man who was apprehended after a brief foot chase with Gilford Police Tuesday was ordered held on $1,000 cash-only bail after his video appearance in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division yesterday.

Gilford police officer Kevin Baron stopped the car Austin Brue, 20, was driving on Lake Street Tuesday afternoon because it had no plates. Brue ran from police and sprinted across the Shaw's Supermarket parking lot. He was apprehended by a second Gilford officer.

He is charged with resisting arrest, disobeying an officer, and operating after his license was suspended.

In a separate matter, Brue, was also charged with unlawful possession of alcohol and for producing a driver's license that belonged to another. Those offenses allegedly occurred on September 28, in Gilford and police had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

Police affidavits filed in that case said Brue was a passenger in a car being driven by another. When a Gilford detective stopped the car because it's driver was allegedly involved in a theft from Gilford Mobil Mart, Brue was in the back seat and there were open containers of alcohol. Police said Brue, who is 20, had alcohol on his breath and produced someone else's license to show he was old enough.

When the driver was back at the police station for the theft, the police said he told them Brue was really someone else. The detective said he thought he recognized Brue and later checked with some booking photos from previous encounters with him.

Using that information, police were able to get a warrant for his arrest.

Affidavits also said Brue had two additional bench warrants for his arrest on separate charges of receiving stolen property and willful concealment.