Man wanted on armed robbery charge turns self in

LACONIA - Joshua McNeil, whom police had been seeking following an incident on Sunday afternoon, turned himself in to the police on Monday evening.

Police issued an arrest warrant for McNeil, 31, with a last known address of 239 Winter Street in Brockton, Mass., on Sunday after a report of an armed robbery at 4:09 p.m. Police reports state that McNeil was riding in the back seat of a car traveling on South Main Street when he produced a gun and ordered the man in the passenger seat to exit the vehicle. When the car continued onto Joliet Street, McNeil allegedly demanded money from the driver. When the driver showed McNeil that he had no money, McNeil struck him on the head with the gun and fled on foot.

Police said the driver sustained a lump on his head from the incident but was otherwise unhurt.

After turning himself in on Monday night, McNeil was arrested on the charge of armed robbery. He refused the services of a bail commissioner and is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday, March 25, in fourth circuit district division Laconia Court.