Hudson: Roommate dispute leads to standoff; one arrested
HUDSON – St. Patrick’s Day began badly for a 58-year-old local man, whose dispute with a roommate at a Dumont Road residence ended with his arrest four hours later.
Police said Richard Jebb, of 6 Dumont Road, surrendered to police around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, roughly four hours after police were called to the residence for a reported altercation between two roommates. Shortly after their arrival, police were told by the other roommate, whom they didn’t identify, that Jebb threatened him with a gun during the dispute but didn’t display any weapons. The roommate said he was able to exit the house safely but that Jebb was still inside.
Police said officers surrounded the residence and notified neighbors to remain in their homes. Numerous attempts to contact Jebb were unsuccessful, police said, prompting them to activate the Southern N.H. Special Operations Unit.
Police said Jebb surrendered without incident around 11:30 a.m. and was placed under arrest on a charge of domestic violence – criminial threatening, a Class A misdemeanor. A subsequent search of Jebb’s home by the Criminal Investigation Unit resulted in the recovery of a firearm and ammunition, police said.
Jebb, whom police said is being held on $7,500 cash or surety bail, was scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning at Nashua , district court.
– DEAN SHALHOUP