Man Arrested After Threatening "Suicide by Police"

Faces Two Misdemeanor Charges

On April 12, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Lebanon Police received a report of a male subject who had jumped out of a vehicle on Interstate 89 near Exit 17 and allegedly was threatening “suicide by police,”  said Lebanon Police Chief Richard Mello in a statement released on Saturday. It was also learned that the male had allegedly punched the windshield of his mother’s car, causing damage and was possibly armed with a knife. The male was identified as Ryan Darrell, age 30, of Main Street in Grafton, NH, said the Lebanon Police Department. 

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Darrell was later "located walking on Bank Street,” said Mello. He “refused to stop for officers and was given repeated commands to comply and that he was under arrest. He was non-compliant and initially refused to show officers his hands. After a brief stand-off, he finally complied with officer’s commands and was arrested without injury or further incident,” said Mello.

 Darrell was charged with Resisting Arrest or Detention and Domestic related Criminal Mischief, both Class A Misdemeanor offenses. 

Bail was set at $1,500 cash and Darrell was transported to the Grafton County House of Correction pending arraignment in the 2nd Circuit, Lebanon District Court on Monday May 14.


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