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Hampton man accused of shooting boy with airsoft gun

Union Leader Correspondent

May 21. 2018 7:59PM


BRENTWOOD — A Hampton man has been indicted on 17 charges, some alleging he threatened and assaulted a boy by shooting him with an airsoft gun in Kensington.

Kenneth W. Emmons, 41, of 283 High St., was indicted by a Rockingham County grand jury this month on three counts of second-degree assault, eight counts of domestic violence and two counts of criminal threatening — all with extended prison terms — and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

He is accused of shooting the then 12-year-old boy with an airsoft gun on Jan. 28, 2017, March 11, 2017, and April 8, 2017, and causing welts and/or bruises. The indictments describe the relationship between Emmons and the boy as family or household members.

Emmons is also accused of endangering the child’s welfare by instructing the boy to go outside into the yard so that he could shoot at him with an airsoft gun on Oct. 1, 2016.

Indictments also allege that he injured the boy through the use of physical force by shooting at him with the airsoft gun on Oct. 31, 2016, Jan. 28, 2017, March 11, 2017, and April 8, 2017.

He allegedly struck the boy on the head on April 1, 2017 as well and grabbed his arm and threw him through a door sometime between May 1 and May 31, 2017, according to the indictments.

Emmons allegedly threatened to assault the child during that same time period and made assault threats again and repeatedly struck his buttocks with his hand between July 1 and July 4, 2017.

An indictment is not an indication of guilt; rather, it means a grand jury found enough evidence to bring the case to trial.

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