Multiple charges for Nashua man in alleged assault involving firearm discharge

NASHUA – Police surrounded a residence in Nashua’s Broad Acres neighborhood Saturday morning after the homeowner sped to a nearby fire station for help, telling firefighters her adult son was firing a gun in the house with his girlfriend and infant daughter present, according to police reports.

Timothy Lambert, 36, of 19 Dunloggin Road, promptly emerged from the house and told officers he was “there to turn himself in for what he had done,” police stated in reports filed in Nashua district court.

Police arrested Lambert without further incident, initially charging him with one count of felony reckless conduct – to which 10 more felony and misdemeanor counts were later added, according to the reports.

He was arraigned Monday in the Nashua court via video conference from Valley Street jail in Manchester on the charges, which include three counts of reckless conduct and three companion counts of reckless conduct – domestic violence, all Class B felonies; two counts of simple assault and two counts of domestic violence; and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, all Class A misdemeanors.

Judge James Leary set Lambert’s bail at $50,000 cash only and scheduled a probable cause hearing for 8:15 a.m. Sept. 22 in the Nashua court.

Police said in reports that Lambert and his girlfriend and their 3-month-old daughter live with Lambert’s mother, who told officers that the couple had been arguing that morning. She eventually “went to investigate,” and saw Lambert standing near a nightstand in which he keeps his firearm, she told police.

As she began walking down the stairs, Lambert’s mother told police she heard him “say something regarding wanting to end his life.” She then “heard a loud bang,” and when she saw a shell casing bounce next to her, police said she “immediately” fled the house and drove to the

fire station.

The shot lodged in an overhead pull-down ladder, police said, and nobody was struck.

After interviewing Lambert’s girlfriend, police said she reported he had assaulted her before brandishing the firearm, described as a Walther PPK pistol.

The charges accuse him of “wrapping his arm around her neck” and “placing his forearm to her neck,” and with recklessly firing the gun “in close proximity” to his mother, girlfriend and infant daughter.

Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-6443, or @Telegraph_DeanS.