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Laconia felon sentenced to more than 5 years for firearm possession

By PAUL FEELY
New Hampshire Union Leader

September 13. 2018 11:13PM




CONCORD — A Laconia man who Manchester police used a stun gun on last year will serve more than five years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Tyler Twombly, 33, of Laconia, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. Distric Court in Concord to 63 months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Scott Murray announced.

According to court documents, in May 2017 police used a stun gun to subdue a Concord man after they said he tried to grab an officer’s gun, then retrieve a gun tucked in his own waistband, outside a Queen City store.

According to police, a Manchester officer near Hillsborough Market on Lincoln Street reported he had spotted Twombly, who had an active warrant out for his arrest from Concord police. Police said when Manchester officers approached and attempted to arrest him, Twombly began to resist.

While police were trying to subdue Twombly, an officer reported the man grabbed at his holstered firearm. Additional officers arrived, and reported seeing a firearm tucked in Twombly’s waistband, which he was trying to retrieve.

Police knocked Twombly to the ground and pinned his hand, preventing him from drawing his firearm. A stun gun was eventually used to subdue Twombly before he was taken into custody, police said.

According to police, the gun in Twombly’s possession was reported stolen out of Auburn. Twombly was also found to be in possession of controlled substances. He was charged at the time with resisting arrest, taking a law enforcement officer’s firearm, criminal threatening, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a controlled drug, in addition to the original warrants issued by Concord police.

Twombly previously pleaded guilty on April 26.


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