LACONIA — Both men who allegedly robbed a man in his Batchelder Street home Tuesday night have been apprehended by Laconia Police.
Laconia Police affidavits obtained from the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division said Joshua Pike, 29, who told the court today that his address would be 231 Old Lake Shore Road in Gilford, punched his male victim in the face numerous times and stole about $700 to $800 and a pocket knife from him in the process.
Pike is charged with one count of unarmed robbery. He also faces a felony charge for possession of methamphetamine from Meredith where police arrested him on Jan. 26. He is being held on $10,000 cash-only bail.
In making his cash bail argument, Laconia Prosecutor Jim Sawyer said Pike has a lengthy criminal record that includes burglary and robbery convictions, assault convictions and two convictions for bringing contraband in to jails and prisons.
Laconia Police said they arrested Farris, 24, no address given, was arrested in the late morning on Thursday at the Laconia Public Library. He is charged with one count of unarmed robbery and is scheduled to appear in court Friday morning.
Affidavits said the victim was able to identify Pike and Damon Farris, 24 and police made contact with Pike and his girlfriend shortly thereafter. Pike has $160 on him and his girlfriend had the black pocket knife telling police Pike gave it to her. Police said Pike seemed shocked that she had the knife.
A second officer made contact with Farris that evening at the Dunkin Donuts of South Main Street. As employee told the officer that just before he walked in the shop, Farris said he needed to use the bathroom.
The officer found $202 in the rest room trash can.
– Gail Ober
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