Sep 4, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 14, 2014
Exeter man arrested after bolting onto road
Matthew Munsey, 24, was arrested March 3 following an incident that began when police found him on the ground behind Sweet Dreams Bakery on Portsmouth Avenue.
According to Police Chief John Scippa, police and fire crews were called to the bakery at 2:17 p.m. after receiving a report of an unresponsive man who was lying on the ground behind the business.
Stratham police Officer Grant Fotheringham arrived within minutes and confirmed that an adult male later identified as Munsey was unresponsive on the ground, Scippa said.
As Fotheringham was attempting to assist him, Scippa said Munsey regained consciousness and was incoherent and unable to answer questions.
Munsey then rose to his feet and suddenly bolted from behind the building out onto Portsmouth Avenue, Scippa said. The officer chased after him in an effort to prevent Munsey from running out into traffic on the busy road.
Fotheringham caught up to Munsey in the middle of Portsmouth Avenue and attempted to pull him back to the side of the road, Scippa said. Munsey then allegedly attempted to strike the officer. At that time, Stratham police Sgt. David Pierce, who was off duty and driving on Portsmouth Avenue, came upon the scene. Scippa said Pierce parked his vehicle in a manner to protect the scene and assisted Fotheringham with the arrest.
After his arrest on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, Munsey was taken into custody and transported by Stratham ambulance to Exeter Hospital for evaluation. Scippa said the initial investigation indicates that drug use may have played a part in the incident.
Fotheringham suffered minor injuries during the arrest. He was evaluated by hospital personnel and is back to work.
After being evaluated by the hospital, Munsey was released to the custody of a family member.
He was released on $750 personal recognizance bail and is due in court on April 16.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Manchester man detained on Nashua rape charges involving child - 0
- Pair accused in Hampstead home invasion also face witness tampering charges - 0
- Widow of chiropractor killed this summer says fatal shooting was no accident - 1
- Alleged accomplice in brutal Bedford home invasion, attack on doctor and wife, says his testimony was coerced - 0
- Man claims rights were violated during investigation - 0
- DWI license revocations - 0
- Salem man arrested for alleged bathroom videotaping - 0
- OHRV trail official hopes arrest will deter others - 0
- One arrested in fight near Manchester Super 8 - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Bella, a chihuahua mix, is still missing in Auburn - 0
- Suicide car bomber kills 3 foreign troops in Afghan capital; Taliban claims responsibility - 0
- City officials to review proposed 'spice' ban - 0
- Manchester's Delana Curtis is left out in the cold - 0
- Another View -- Sharon Day: The Democrats' claim to be the party for women is just not believable - 12
- Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: Brady a realist - 0
- Burning rubber: And public dollars - 0
- Obama to announce ramped-up efforts to beat Ebola - 0
- Quake strikes northeast of Tokyo, no reports of serious damage - 0
DWI license revocations
Mexican man pleads guilty in international conspiracy to traffic hundreds of pounds of cocaine
Another View -- Sharon Day: The Democrats' claim to be the party for women is just not believable
Strategery: A war by any other name
Freeh dumb: Favoritism in Vt.?
Seabrook mom pleads not guilty by reason of insanity to attempted murder of her two children
- Mass. Supreme Judicial Court has found upskirt photos taken on a subway aren't illegal. Should such voyeurism be a crime?
- Total Votes: 917