LACONIA — A city man who allegedly threatened a McGrath Street woman by waving a gun in front of her security camera was pleaded guilty to one reduced count of misdemeanor criminal threatening Monday morning. The gun portion of the indictment was dropped as part of the plea bargain.
Chad O'Connor, 24, whose last known address was on Garfield Street was sentenced to serve 12 months in the Belknap County House of Corrections. Four months of his sentence was suspended and he was credited with 128 days of time served.
Judge James O'Neill also agreed O'Connor would be eligible for work release immediately. Since he is scheduled to be released on October 14, O'Neill ordered that he be on probation for one year after his release and the suspended portion of his sentence is conditioned upon three years of good behavior.
After the event on May 7, O'Connor eluded police for four days before he was caught by a city patrol officer after a foot chase through the Academy Street area of town. No gun was ever recovered.
During the time police were looking for him, police had many sightings but he managed to elude capture each time. At one point, police said he was in an apartment on Fair Street and the occupant at the time, allegedly hindered the police long enough for him to escape through a back window.
At one point, police were on foot patrol in and around the Fair Street area where O'Connor was known to frequent.