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Dogs, helicopter used in early morning Manchester foot chase

March 18. 2018 9:58AM
Brandon Legere (Courtesy)

MANCHESTER — It took a state police helicopter and a bite from a state police dog to track down and arrest an armed man after a foot chase in Manchester early Saturday morning.
Brandon Legere, 36, of Greenville, was charged with two counts of resisting arrest, being a felon in possession of a weapon, possession of a controlled drug, and prowling.
The incident began at 12:22 a.m., when Patrol Officer Eric Slocum noticed a man acting suspiciously near the Domino’s Pizza in the area of Lowell and Maple streets, according to a news release from Manchester police.

Slocum detained the man and patted him down, discovering a concealed gun in his waistband. That’s when the man ran off and Slocum gave chase.

Due to concerns that the man was armed, state police were called to assist, bringing in police dogs to help establish a perimeter. State police also sent a helicopter with night vision capabilities to help in the search, and at 3:30 a.m., the helicopter crew spotted a man hiding by a vehicle at 50 Corey Place.

Officers converged on the spot and ordered the man to surrender but he refused, according to the news release. Legere was bitten by a state police dog before he was finally taken into custody.

At the time of his arrest, police said, Legere was in possession of crack cocaine.



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