Lebanon airport kidnapping suspect goes missing; tracking bracelet found in woods

  • Adam Adolph (Lebanon Police photograph)

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 9/22/2022 3:48:08 AM
Modified: 9/22/2022 3:50:28 AM

LEBANON — The Lebanon Police Department is seeking assistance in locating a 32-year-old man from Thetford who is alleged to have been involved in a kidnapping from the Lebanon airport this summer, according to a Wednesday news release.

Adam Adolph had been arrested on several felony charges in July but was released through the Grafton County Department of Corrections Pre-Trial Services Program on Sept. 14.

In violation of the court order requiring Adolph to participate in the program, police found the electronic monitoring bracelet he was required to wear in the woods along I-89 in Lebanon on Tuesday. The Grafton County Sheriff’s Department now has an active arrest warrant for Adolph for violating his conditions of release.

Adolph pleaded not guilty to charges of robbery, sale of heroin and kidnapping in July, after police found him hiding in a wall in an apartment on Dana Street in Lebanon.

Inside the apartment, police said they found a “large amount of heroin” and 37-year-old South Royalton resident April Arnold, who was also arrested that day, was “found to be in possession” of about $12,000 in cash.

Adolph, along with Arnold, is alleged to have been involved in the July 5 abduction and detention of Brooke Barnaby, who had gone to the Lebanon airport around noon that day along with her fiance, Alexander Mamaev, and a third person, Kurtis Marcy, with the purpose of renting a car, according to a police affidavit.

They were unable to rent a car because they didn’t have a valid credit card and instead called Adolph, who drove to the airport.

While at the airport, Marcy allegedly grabbed Barnaby’s backpack, which contained between $55,000 and $60,000 in cash, and jumped in the car with Adolph. Barnaby also hopped in the car, and Arnold was in the front seat, police said.

As the car headed down Airport Road, Barnaby told police in the affidavit, she attempted to open the door and “yell for help,” but Marcy held her down. Marcy also was arrested on charges related to the incident in July.

Lebanon police responded that day to a call from Mamaev who said his fiancee, Barnaby, had been kidnapped in a small blue car with Vermont temporary license plates.

The next morning, Lebanon police, with assistance from the Vermont State Police and the Royalton Police Department, located Barnaby in the Hampton Inn in White River Junction. She was unharmed but had had a long night, Lebanon Police Chief Phil Roberts said at the time.

Police ask that anyone who may have information about Adolph’s whereabouts of to call Lebanon police at 603-448-1212, or to submit information anonymously via the department’s tip line, 603-448-CLUE, or online at LebanonNH.gov/CLUE.

Nora Doyle-Burr can be reached at ndoyleburr@vnews.com or 603-727-3213.

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