Gun and pot found as young couple fight with Lebanon Police

Arrests took place on Bank Street on Thursday morning

LEBANON, NH - A 22-year-old Lyme man driving slowly down Bank Street arguing with a teenage girl as she walked along the sidewalk Thursday morning caught the attention of a police officer and then quickly escalated into a fight with several officers which led to the couple being arrested, Lebanon Police report.

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    The 17-year-old girl, who is not being identified because of her age, had gotten back into Timothy Nichol's car by the time the first officer walked up to speak with the couple about what was going on, police recounted, and then the girl allegedly "became belligerent and struck (the officer) with the vehicle's door."

    The officer then attempted to take the girl into custody but was "met with resistance."

Timothy Nichols, 22, of Lyme is facing a pair of misdemeanor charges

    Other police officers rolled in for back up and said Nichols also resisted their efforts to detain him so they "forcibly removed" him from the car as well.

    "While officers were attempting to control Nichols, he was found to be concealing a pistol in his waistband," Lebanon Police said Friday, adding, "Officers were able to remove the weapon and arrest Nichols without any injuries" to him or the police involved.

    "Nichols did not have a permit for the pistol but a permit is no longer required due to the change in (New Hampshire) state law," the police noted.

    Nichols was charged with resisting arrest and possession of marijuana, both Class A misdemeanors, before he was eventually released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail pending his formal arraignment in Lebanon District Court which is scheduled to take place on June 12th.

    The teenage girl was released to a parent and will undergo proceedings in the juvenile justice system.

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