Man Arrested for Reckless Conduct with a Deadly Weapon, Criminal Threatening with a Firearm

(Lebanon Police Dept.)

On February 27, at approximately 7:09 PM, Lebanon Police officers responded to the Baymont Hotel on Airport Road for a report of a male subject allegedly pointing a gun at a female.  According to a report from the Lebanon Police Department, when officers arrived, they spoke with the 53-year old female victim and learned that while she was outside of the hotel, a man approached her inquiring as to the location of his wife. The victim said that male walked right up to her and allegedly pointed the gun directly at her head. She also stated that the male allegedly appeared intoxicated and fell to the ground while still holding the pistol. The victim was then able to get back into the hotel and call the police, said authorities.

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According to Lebanon Police Chief Richard Mello, “Officers located the suspect inside the hotel and identified him as Richard A. Stewart, age 65, of Milton, NH. A loaded .40 caliber Glock pistol was recovered in Stewart’s possession.”

 Stewart was taken into custody without incident. He is charged with Reckless Conduct with a Deadly Weapon and Criminal Threatening with a Firearm, both Class B Felonies. Stewart was released on Personal Recognizance bail by a Bail Commissioner for the Circuit Court, Lebanon District Division and will be arraigned in the Grafton County Superior Court on March 11.

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