Man accused of firing gun during dispute with neighbors to be in court MondayBy MEGHAN PIERCE
Union Leader Correspondent
August 10. 2017 9:00PM
NEWPORT — A Claremont man arrested Saturday night after an argument with neighbors escalated to gunshots is expected to appear in court Monday for a probable cause hearing.
Raymond “Powell” Renehan, 26, of Claremont, was charged with criminal threatening and reckless conduct following the incident in which witnesses said Renehan fired a gun 12 times.
When one neighbor asked him if that was necessary, he responded by asking her if she had “a (expletive) problem,” she told police, according to the arrest affidavit.
The woman also reported that earlier in the day she had asked Renehan not to cut across their property to reach his father’s home because she was afraid their family dog would bite Renehan. She said Renehan responded by saying that if the dog tried to bite him he would shoot it.
The woman said later that night when the family was sitting around a campfire listening to music, Renehan and his father appeared walking along the property line and wearing guns and holsters.
The woman reported she was afraid because she was near the property line tending to some domestic ducks when Renehan started firing his gun.
Renehan was arraigned on the charges Monday and entered pleas of not guilty, his bail was set at $5,000 cash or corporate surety. If released on bail he would stay at a Lebanon residence, according to the bail conditions.
Renehan, who is known as Powell according to court documents, had been visiting family at 214 S. Main St.
Police responded at 9:51 p.m. Saturday for the reported ongoing dispute between residents of 214 and 220 S. Main St. Police were told one group had fired shots from a pistol before retreating into the residence at 214 S. Main. St.
At the scene, police found the residents of 220 S. Main St. safe and uninjured, then spoke to the residents of 214.
Witnesses told police Renehan fired shots into a nearby embankment and into the air.
Renehan was arrested along with his girlfriend Jessica Marsh, 29, also of Claremont, on an outstanding warrant for willful concealment from Charlestown Police Department.
Renehan is scheduled to appear for his probable cause hearing at 9 a.m. on Thursday in the 5th Circuit Court District Division in Newport.