CLAREMONT, NH–Claremont Police Chief Mark T. Chase and Newport Police Chief James Burroughs released the following updated information Wednesday evening regarding the shooting investigation in Claremont.
As reported in a press release dated October 2, the Claremont Police Department, assisted by several area local and state police agencies, has been investigating the circumstances leading to an adult male subject arriving at the Golden Cross Ambulance headquarters building with an apparent gunshot wound.
Since that time, the Claremont Police Department has continued to follow-up on numerous leads provided by the public. Investigators have interviewed witnesses, executed multiple search warrants and gathered physical evidence. As a result of these investigative steps, probable cause was developed that the following subject was allegedly responsible for the shooting:
Terrell Watson (a.k.a. Terence Watson) 33, Claremont, NH.
According to the statement released, on October 3, the Claremont Police Department and Newport Police Department received information identifying a possible location in Newport where Watson was believed to be. Newport Police investigators conducted surveillance of that location and identified Watson as he was attempting to leave. Newport Police took Watson into custody without incident.
Watson is charged with First Degree Assault (Class A Felony) and Felon in Possession of a Firearm (Class B Felony) relative to the shooting in Claremont. It is further alleged that Watson committed these offenses while released on bail from the Grafton County Superior Court.
In addition to the above charges related to the shooting, Watson is also charged by the Newport Police Department with one count of Possession of Controlled Drugs (Class B Felony) and one count of Theft by Unauthorized Taking (Class B Felony). He is charged by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department with one count of Contempt of Court (Breach of Bail). All of these matters are being prosecuted by the Sullivan County Attorney’s Office.
Watson is being held at the Sullivan County House of Corrections pending a Felonies First arraignment in the Sullivan County Superior Court on October 4. The anticipated time of the arraignment is 1:00pm, however that is subject to change at the discretion of the court.
Investigation into the shooting continues, and additional arrests and charges are anticipated, said the Claremont Police Department. Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Claremont Police Detective Captain Stephen A. Lee at (603)542-7010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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