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Fleeing suspect almost strikes Pelham police officers

Union Leader Correspondent

November 17. 2017 12:56AM

PELHAM — Police say two Pelham officers were almost struck last week by a suspect fleeing law enforcement.

Jon Brad James Jr., no age or address given, was arraigned on two felony counts of reckless conduct, violating a restraining order, disobeying an officer and resisting arrest following a call from a female resident on Birch Lane who reported James was parked on her front lawn on Nov. 9 and was not legally allowed on the property.

Officers found James sleeping in his vehicle, slumped over toward the passenger side.

When police woke him up, he put the keys into the ignition and accelerated through the front lawn as two officers attempted to stop him.

Both officers were almost struck as a result as James allegedly tore up the front lawn and drove away from police.

James was located in the same vehicle on Bridge Street in Dracut, Mass., and was taken into custody as a fugitive from justice. He appeared in the Lowell, Mass., court on Nov. 10 and waived extradition, agreeing to return to New Hampshire to face criminal charges.

On Wednesday, James posted the $10,000 cash/surety bail and is scheduled to reappear in Hillsborough Superior Court at a later date.

Video of the incident can be viewed below:

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