LACONIA – A local man who allegedly threatened a woman with a gun and then eluded police for four days was apprehended Sunday after a foot chase. Chad O'Connor, 24, who is listed as transient, was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail after his appearance yesterday in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division.
According to affidavits obtained from the court, O'Connor, allegedly went to an apartment at 40 McGrath St. on May 7 and knocked at the door. When the woman occupant didn't answer, O'Connor allegedly waved a gun in front of the camera because he knew she would see it.
O'Connor fled and has been the subject of a manhunt since. Police at one point were on walking beats in the Fair and Bay Streets area because O'Connor lived in that area for a while and is very familiar with it.
Police said they had multiple sightings of O'Connor and once came close to catching him, but he was able to elude them.
He was caught when a person reported at 11:54 a.m. Sunday that he was on the porch at 104 Academy Street. Police said he ran through some backyards heading toward Lincoln Street.
Officer Bryan Moynihan gave chase and was able to catch O'Connor near Webster Street.
Police said no gun was recovered.
O'Connor is charged with one count of criminal threatening with a deadly weapon, two counts of default and breach of bail, and one count of resisting arrest.
In an unrelated case, O'Connor is also charged with one count of domestic violence simple assault for allegedly slapping his girlfriend across the face on May 2 while the two were on the WOW Trail. He was ordered to stay away from her.
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