City councilor arrested in confrontation with Loudon police officer

LOUDON — David Bownes, a Laconia attorney who represents Ward 2 on the City Council, was arrested here on Friday, May 2 on a charge of simple assault arising from a confrontation with Cpl. Jason Fiske of Loudon Police Department.

Loudon Police Chief Robert Fiske declined to comment on the circumstances that led to the arrest.

Bownes was released on $2,000 personal recognizance bail and scheduled for arraignment in Sixth Circuit Court — Concord Division on June 9.

Bownes said yesterday that he has retained legal counsel, will enter a plea of not guilty, waive arraignment and await a trial date.