Swanzey teen charged after attempting to escape police by jumping in river
Drew K. Anderson, 19, was charged with shoplifting, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled drug, marijuana.
Anderson allegedly ran behind Walmart and over a footbridge that connects to a Keene State College campus parking lot.
“At one point he jumps in the river and crosses right into one of our guys who arrested him,” Stewart said.
At 8:56 p.m. Anderson was taken by ambulance to Cheshire Medical Center.
He was cold from being in the river, Stewart said.
Anderson was charged and released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail.
Police have sought a search warrant of Anderson’s backpack, which he left in the river.