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Argument over money leads to Liscomb Circle man being charged with threatening to burn his mother’s home

GILFORD — A former Liscomb Circle man is charged with two count of criminal threatening after allegedly calling his mother and threatening to burn down her home.

Derek Emans, 37, allegedly told her he didn't care who was in it. Police said he left a messages on her voice mail.

According to police affidavits obtained from the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division, the two apparently had an argument over money.

Police said they listened to the message and recognized Emans' voice because they have had prior encounters with him.

When officers called him back, they described him as "loud and animated" as he explained the differences between himself and his mother.

He allegedly admitted to police that he made the call and said what he said, but also told police he regretted it. He acknowledged he has anger problems.

Emans was in Campton when he made the phone call and Gilford Prosecutor Sgt. Eric Bredbury said he turned himself into the Campton Police.

Bredbury asked for $1,000 cash bail because Emans has previous convictions for armed robbery, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal threatening, and bail jumping.

Emans Public Defender Sheldon "Steve" Mirkin said bail should be personal recognizance because Emans can live with his father in Campton. He noted that Emans never made any action toward committing any arson.

He also said Emans had a job that he will lose if he is incarcerated.

Judge Jim Carroll ordered Emans be held on $250 cash and $5,000 personal recognizance bail. If he posts it, he is not allowed to contact his mother and must not go to Gilford.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 11:16

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Police: woman slashed at husband after refusal of sex

LACONIA — A local woman was held on $2,500 cash bail Tuesday after she allegedly attacked her husband with a knife because he wouldn't have sex with her the previous night.

Police affidavits obtained from the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division said Kelly Hogancamp, 38, of 16 River St. #4 had argued with her husband who allegedly told her he wasn't in the mood.

The man slept in a chair that night and told police the next morning as he was getting out of the chair she accused him of sending text messages to "whores" and swung at him with a utility knife.

The victim was still wearing the sweatshirt when police arrived, read affidavits, and it had been cut in the front.

Police were able to find the knife that matched the one the victim said was used.

The wife is charged with criminal threatening with a deadly weapon. Affidavits said she has one prior conviction for assault and batter with a dangerous weapon.

If released she must attend a mental health compliance court that convenes weekly at the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 11:07

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Laconia native brigadier general donald bolduc heads special operations command africa

LACONIA — Laconia native and 33-year Army veteran Brig. Gen. Donald C. Bolduc took command of U.S. Special Operations Command Africa at a ceremony April 24 at Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany. Bolduc replaced outgoing commander Maj. Gen. James B. Linder, who is headed for a new assignment at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Bolduc is well-versed in the U.S.'s military efforts on the African continent, having recently served for nearly two years as the deputy director of operations for SOCAF's senior command, U.S. Africa Command, also located at Kelley Barracks. In a brief speech during the ceremony, Bolduc said he was honored to join the SOCAFRICA team. "I hope I'll be able to earn my spot in the formation," he said.

He later added, "The men and women of Special Operations Command Africa are working tirelessly alongside African partner nation military members to promote security and prosperity across the region--it's a privilege to work alongside these warriors on this most vital mission."

Special Operations Command Africa leads, plans, coordinates and executes the full spectrum of Special Operations in U.S. Africa Command's area of responsibility to combat terrorism and advance United States strategic objectives. At any given time, Bolduc will be responsible for Special Operations Forces operating in more than 27 countries in Africa and Europe.

The general is married to the former Sharon M. Whitman, from Lynn, Mass., and they have three children, Joshua, Matthew, and Zachary, and daughter-in-law Heather. They're also the proud grandparents of "Little Jay" and Hadley. The Bolducs are no strangers to the Laconia community, with deep family roots in the community. He is the son of Laconia City Councilman Armand Bolduc. When duty allows, the Bolducs can be found visiting friends and relatives in the area.

Bolduc's career began in 1981, when as a young man he enlisted in the Army, working as a military police officer. He later had the opportunity to go to college as part of a program to promote enlisted military members who served in the Army National Guard while working toward their college degree. Bolduc earned his ROTC commission in 1988, graduating from Salem State College. He also holds a Master of Science in Security Technologies from the United States Army War College.

During his career, Bolduc successfully commanded troops at multiple levels including: Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command, Afghanistan; Combined Joint Special Operation Task Force - Afghanistan; 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Afghanistan; C Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne); and HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

Bolduc's combat experience is extensive and includes six deployments to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom between 2001 and 2013; two deployments to Kuwait for Operation Desert Spring and Vigilant Warrior in 2002 and 1995; and one deployment to Iraq for Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Despite his resume of accomplishments, Bolduc says he is most proud of his growing family. "Without them, none of this would have been possible," he said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 11:00

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Man wanted for threatening with gun arrested after eluding police

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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 01:21

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