High cash bail for Sanbornton man accused of shooting son
“(Alcohol) is being investigated” as contributing to the shooting, police Lt. Kevin McIntosh said. “We’re investigating a number of possibilities for what happened; we aren’t sure yet.”
Police went to the Barnard residence in response to a caller who reported hearing what sounded like a gunshot, people arguing, and then an additional four or five gunshots shortly after 9 p.m.
Barnard is charged with attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault. He was ordered held on $100,000 cash bail at his arraignment Monday morning in 4th Circuit Court-Laconia District Division.
Dexter said Barnard suffered arm injury. McIntosh said police are investigating whether an argument took place prior to the shooting.
When firefighters and rescue crews arrived, there was a delay in reaching Kuss as police weren’t sure of Barnard’s whereabouts and set up a perimeter around the area. Barnard was found in a rear bedroom of the home, according to a court document.
He could enter no plea Monday to the felony charges in Circuit Court, so a probable cause hearing was set for Aug. 21.
New Hampshire Union Leader Staff Writer Dale Vincent contributed to this report.