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Enfield man charged with threat with machete

  • Connor Hersey (Lebanon Police photograph)

Published: 4/20/2021 1:20:47 AM
Modified: 4/20/2021 1:20:45 AM

WEST LEBANON — A 28-year-old Enfield man is facing felony charges after threatening another convenience-store customer with a machete and resisting arrest, prompting police to shoot him with a stun gun, Lebanon police said in a news release Monday.

Police were called to the Circle K convenience store in West Lebanon around 11 p.m. Saturday for a report of a man attempting to steal alcohol and who, when confronted by another customer, “displayed a machete in a threatening manner,” the release said.

Police located the suspect, identified as Connor Hersey, of Enfield, on Bridge Street, and said he “refused to comply” and fled on foot.

Police shot him with a stun gun but it was “unsuccessful,” the release said, and Hersey allegedly spit on one officer during the ensuing struggle. Another officer reported a minor injury in the altercation.

 Hersey was charged with criminal threatening with a deadly weapon and robbery, which are both felonies, along with the misdemeanor charges of theft, resisting arrest and simple assault, police said.

He was released on personal recognizance and is due in Grafton County Superior Court on May 3.

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