GILMANTON — A Belmont man has been charged with assault for his alleged actions against a local man who allegedly stole some wood from him.

Richard E. Bergeron, 35, no address given, faces one charge of simple assault for allegedly confronting his former business associate Nicolas Fleming, who allegedly stole some fire wood from a work site in Gilford.

Fleming, 34, of 22 Drake Ave. in Gilmanton was arrested on January 28 by Gilford Police for one charge of theft by unauthorized taking.

Bergeron reported the alleged misdemeanor theft to Gilford Police while Fleming reported the alleged misdemeanor assault to Gilmanton Police.

Both men are free on personal recognizance bail.

Gilmanton Police Chief Joe Collins said he and the Belknap County Attorney continue to investigate the alleged theft and assault.

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