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Police: Gilford man beat Belmont woman with baton, fled after being shot by heroic neighbor

Union Leader Correspondent

January 15. 2018 1:46PM


BELMONT — A Gilford man who was shot in the leg by a man trying to stop a a domestic incident in Belmont Friday was arrested, police said.

Police said Izaiah J. Conway, 21, was arrested by Gilford police just after 5:30 p.m. that night on a misdemeanor assault charge and second-degree assault, a felony.

About 6 a.m. Friday, a Belmont woman reported Conway was inside her Cycle Lane home, had hit her several times with a baton, held her down and choked her while threatening to kill her. She toldpolice she had started to lose consciousness.

A neighbor who heard the altercation pounded on the door, police said, and Conway then allegedly kicked and shattered the door, receiving a grazing wound to his leg when the neighbor’s handgun discharged.

The neighbor was not identified by police.

Witnesses said Conway fled in a vehicle before police arrived. Police asked Conway’s family to help find him, concerned that his wound could be serious, and notified area hospitals look out for a man seeking treatment for a gunshot wound.

Following his arrest, Conway was turned over to Belmont police. He is being held on $15,000 cash bail pending arraignment in Belknap County Superior Court Tuesday afternoon.

Conway has been convicted of several crimes in the past, according to court records, including two domestic-related assaults.

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