By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — A second man has been indicted for his alleged role in a 2014 Harvard Street home invasion where one of the occupants of the home was shot.
Joshua Pike, 29, formerly of 1156 N. Main St. is accused of being an accomplice to burglary and conspiracy to committee burglary for Tyler Twombly, formerly Concord, by allowing him and/or a second man into the house where an armed robbery was committed.
Pike also faces one special felony count of being a "career criminal" with possession of or control over a handgun.
The indictment reads that Pike has been convicted of burglary in 2006, accomplice to robbery of 2007 and possession of a controlled drug in 2014.
At the time, police said two men entered the house around 3 a.m. and pointed a gun at one of four people who were in the house, including Pike. The gun discharged and one of the people in the house suffered a minor head injury after either being grazed by a bullet or being hit by something. Some drugs were stolen, said police.
Twombly was indicted in September 2015 for robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, and two counts of burglary. Recently, the Belknap County Attorney's Office dropped those charges after a series of immunity hearings failed to produce anyone who could testify that he was in the house on June 25, 2014.
Before the case was dropped, Twombly's attorney argued that if Pike was given immunity, he would testify that Twombly was not one of the two people who entered the home that night. The state refused to give him immunity.
Although the case against Twombly was dropped, no jury was sworn in, so he could be indicted again.
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