Suspect Taken into Custody without Further Incident
On June 13, at approximately 3:40 a.m., the Lebanon Police received an emergency call from a 26-year-old female, who resides on Meriden Road, that her mother’s boyfriend was armed and allegedly made threats to shoot her and her mother, along with himself, reported Lebanon Police Chief Richard Mello in a statement. According to Mello, “Further information was obtained that the caller’s mother, a 53-year-old female, had locked herself in the bathroom while the 26-year-old female fled from the home on foot.
“While officers were in-route to the call, the female caller advised that a gunshot had been fired outside the home. Upon the officers’ arrival, the 53-year-old female was still inside the home with the 48-year-old male suspect, who was believed to still be armed,” said Mello.
Responding officers established a perimeter around the home and made contact with the female victim still inside the residence. A short time later, Kevin R. Hicks, age 48, of Meriden Road in Lebanon, exited the house and was taken into custody without further incident. Mello said that further investigation revealed that “Hicks had been drinking and had an argument with his girlfriend.” During the argument, said Mello, Hicks allegedly made threats to shoot his girlfriend, his girlfriend’s daughter and himself. Mello added that during the argument, Hicks’ girlfriend allegedly was able to wrestle one handgun away from Hicks but he retrieved a shotgun from inside the home. After the 26-year-old female fled the home, Hicks allegedly went outside after her and fired one shotgun round into the air. No injuries were reported.
Hicks is charged with Reckless Conduct and Criminal Threatening, both Class B Felony charges due to the use of a firearm. Hicks refused the services of a bail commissioner and was transported to the Grafton County Jail pending arraignment in the Grafton County Superior Court later today.