Arrests Made Following Report of Shots Fired

Neighbor Dispute Leads to 911 Call

On Saturday, August 5th, at approximately 9:51 p.m., the Newport Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call advising of a neighbor dispute at between the residents of 214 and 220 South Main Street.  It was reported that the dispute escalated between the neighbors with one party allegedly discharging several rounds from a pistol before retreating back into the residence at 214 South Main Street. Officers quickly learned that the residents at 220 South main Street were safe and no injuries were reported.  Officers were able to make contact with the occupants of 214 South Main Street.  According to law enforcement, the investigation revealed that Raymond “Powell” Renehan, 26, of Claremont, NH, who had been visiting family at 214 South Main St., had allegedly fired several rounds during the verbal altercation.  According to witnesses, Renehan reportedly fired rounds into a nearby embankment and into the air with a semi-auto pistol, said the Newport Police Dept.      

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Renehan was taken into custody and was charged with Reckless Conduct with a deadly weapon, a class B Felony. 

Also taken into custody was Renehan’s girlfriend, Jessica Marsh, 29, also of Claremont, NH, who had unrelated outstanding warrants from the Charlestown Police Department for Willful Concealment, said the police.  

Renehan is being held at the Sullivan County House of Corrections pending his arraignment at the 5th Circuit Court, Newport on Monday August 7th.    

The incident remains under investigation and additional charges are expected.


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