SALISBURY, N.H. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A man was arrested in connection with a domestic assault and possession of a firearm, according to New Hampshire State Police.
Around 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 27, N.H. State Police responded to 56 Scribner Road in Salisbury for a reported domestic assault. Upon arrival, troopers learned that the suspect, Stuart McKenzie, had run off into the woods. They also learned that he was armed with a shotgun and a box that reportedly held ammunition. Witnesses said that they heard five shots fired from the woods where McKenzie reportedly was.
Several troopers remained at the Scribner Road home, where they learned a separate domestic assault had happened, and additional troopers as well as Sutton, Warner and Webster Police formed a perimeter around the area where McKenzie was believed to be hiding. He grew up in the area, and reportedly knew it very well, police said. Troopers also went door to door in the area to warn neighbors of the situation.
After troopers at the Scribner Road home discovered a separate domestic assault, they arrested Danny McKenzie, 55, of Salisbury on charges of domestic assault, according to police. Danny McKenzie allegedly resisted arrest, and was also charged with simple assault, criminal threatening and resisting arrest. He was later released on bail and is due in court on Feb. 11, 2014.
Meanwhile, the search for Stuart McKenzie continued. State police deployed a helicopter to help with the search. Using a Forward Looking Infrared Camera (FLIR), troopers were able to see him in the woods, but the trees allowed him to hide.
Troopers at the Scribner Road home found that Stuart McKenzie was in contact with people via cell phone. While police were in the process of tracking him, he left the woods and approached the Scribner Road home where he was taken into custody. He was charged with three counts of simple assault, felon in possession of a firearm and felon in possession of ammunition. He was also wanted on an electronic bench warrant. He is being held on the electronic bench warrant and will be arraigned on the remaining charges on Feb. 11, 2014.
When Stuart McKenzie was arrested, he did not have a gun or box with him. Police searched the woods where he was hiding and found five spent shotgun shells, the box containing several shotgun shells and a pump shotgun.