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Concord man charged with attempted murder allegedly threatened passenger, crashed into home

February 14. 2018 3:40PM


CONCORD — A local man is charged with attempted murder and a dozen other offenses after he allegedly threatened to kill his passenger and crashed his car into a home during a domestic dispute.

Paul Loukedes, 47, “allegedly made comments that he was going to kill the passenger,” a police statement Wednesday said. “He allegedly accelerated the vehicle and drove recklessly along Branch Turnpike Road. He allegedly crashed the vehicle into a residence along Branch Turnpike Road, striking other objects along the way.”

After the crash, Loukedes fled on foot, according to police.

Police arrived at the crash at 33 Branch Turnpike Road about 8 p.m. Witnesses directed them to an injured passenger who had sought shelter from Loukedes in a nearby residence, police said.

The passenger was taken to Concord Hospital with minor injuries, police said. Authorities wouldn’t describe the relationship between the passenger and Loukedes.

Local and state police found Loukedes at his Concord residence. He initially refused to exit and submit to arrest when commanded, but was eventually taken into custody without incident, according to police.

Loukedes refused bail and was taken to Merrimack County House of Correction. He was arraigned Wednesday in Merrimack County Superior Court and ordered held on $50,000 cash bail.

In addition to attempted murder, Loukedes is charged with driving while intoxicated, second offense; driving after revocation or suspension; reckless operation; two counts of criminal mischief (vandalism); reckless conduct, placing another in danger; criminal threatening (use of a deadly weapon); conduct after an accident; resisting arrest or detention; speed; yellow line; and driving on a sidewalk.

The Branch Turnpike Road residence sustained apparent damage that is being assessed, the vehicle Loukedes is alleged to have been driving sustained major damage, according to police.

Anyone with information can contact Concord Police Lt. Sean Ford at 225-8600 or Concord Regional Crimeline at 226-3100.

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