Several locals indicted by Hillborough County grand jury

MANCHESTER – The grand jury for the July term of Hillsborough County Superior Court North has handed up indictments on charges alleging robbery, sexual assault, theft and drug offenses by Nashua area residents.

An indictment is not an indication, or proof of, guilt, but represents the Grand Jury’s determination that enough evidence exists for prosecutors to move the case forward in Superior Court.

John Callahan, 30, of 2 Corning Road, Litchfield, was indicted on one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault, a special felony, which accuses him of engaging in sexual penetration with an individual who “indicated by speech or conduct that she did not freely consent to the act” by stating, “stop, get off,” on May 16 in Manchester, according to the indictment.

An indictment on the count of robbery, a Class B felony, was handed up against Matthew Clough, whose last known address is 5 Aspen Lane in Merrimack.

Clough is accused of threatening a Manchester convenience store employee with physical force on May 23, by stating “I have a gun, just give me all the money in the register,” while concealing his hand in his pocket, according to the indictment.

Darren E. Benton, 41, of 68 Underhill St., Nashua, currently incarcerated at Valley Street jail, faces one indictment on the charge of common nuisances, which accuses him of “knowingly keeping or maintaining” a house at 447B Beech St., Manchester “for the purpose of the illegal keeping or selling of controlled drugs,” on April 2.

Steven Legatos, 48, of 72 Kinsley St., Nashua, was indicted on one count of theft in excess of $1,501, a Class A felony, for allegedly stealing a 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor truck belonging to AutoFair Ford, on Nov. 16, 2017, in Manchester.

A Class B felony charge of duty to report led to an indictment against James Labombard, 41, of 32 Paxton Terrace, Nashua. It accuses Labombard of violating requirements of the state Sexual Offender Registry by failing to report to police within the required time frame, on March 7 in Manchester

Amherst resident Alfred McGinnis, 31, of 53 Boston Post Road, was indicted on two counts of possession of a controlled drug, Class B felonies that accuse him of possessing oxycodone and lysergic acid diethylamide – LSD – on April 4 in Amherst.

And the grand jury handed up seven indictments that accuse Lyndeborough resident Benjamin Winslow, 26, of 19 Fay Road, of six drug-related offenses and one count of felonious use of a firearm, a Class B felony that alleges Winslow was armed with a shotgun while possessing controlled drugs.

As for the alleged drug offenses, Winslow was indicted on two counts of possession of fentanyl, both special felonies, that accuse him of selling fentanyl to an individual working with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Street Crime Task Force on March 15 and 26, in Amherst.

The four other indictments, all Class B felonies, accuse Winslow of possessing fentanyl, LSD, alprazolam and buprenorphine on April 4 in Amherst.

Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-1256, or @Telegraph_DeanS.