By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — A Merrimac Street man was ordered held on $2,000 cash only bail after allegedly threatening people who were walking down Church Street at 11:15 p.m. Monday with a knife.
According to affidavits obtained from the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division, Ryan Cheney, 40, was in a silver car that passed four people, including a child, who were walking along the street.
The two alleged victims told police they were having fun and making some noise, when Cheney, who was a passenger in a silver Volkswagen that made a U-turn near Busy Corner, then pulled alongside of them.
The woman said Cheney started yelling at them and came at them brandishing a knife. She said he threatened to kill one of the men she was with, then her, her child, and finally a second man who was with them.
One of the men said Cheney got out of the vehicle, so he asked him if he had a cigarette. He said Cheney pulled the knife and said, "Does it look like I have a cigarette?"
Once called, police affidavits said they recognized the car as one that had been involved in an earlier disturbance, was detained and told not to return to the area. He faces an additional charge of default or breach of bail.
Affidavits said Cheney is a convicted felon and also faces one count of being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon and allegedly using that weapon in a threatening manner.
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