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Man sought in Rochester beating is arrested

Union Leader Correspondent

September 08. 2016 8:09PM
Windell Conley 

ROCHESTER — Police arrested a Dover man Thursday who they say took part in a brutal beating last month.

Windell Conley, 33, is charged with first-degree assault and criminal restraint after an incident that occurred in Rochester on Aug. 18. Police responded to a report of a 911 hang-up call in the area of 4 Townsend Lane. Before hanging up, the caller said a man was going crazy with a gun and he was covered in blood.

As police were responding, they learned the man did not have a gun, but he was kidnapped at gunpoint and beaten by at least two people with a baseball bat. He was transported to Frisbie Memorial Hospital when emergency rescue crews arrived.

Police searched the area with a K-9 unit, but nobody was taken into custody that evening.

On Aug. 25, Gabriel Valentin, 37, of Rochester, turned himself in at the Rochester Police Department and was charged with first-degree assault and criminal restraint. After his arrest, Valentin was transported to Strafford County House of Corrections. He was arraigned on Aug. 26.

Conley was arrested by Dover police Thursday and turned over to Rochester because of the active warrants out for him.

He is being held on $50,000 cash bail at the county jail and is awaiting arraignment at Strafford County Superior Court.

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