Multiple gunshots, domestic altercation prompt arrest

HUDSON POLICE PHOTO Serge Michaud, 57, of 2 Tate St, Hudson

NASHUA – Hudson resident Serge Michaud, charged Sunday with a series of felony offenses accusing him of firing a gun several times during an alleged altercation with family members, is due back in court Tuesday for a review and bail hearing, according to court documents.

Police said Michaud, 57, of 2 Tate St., allegedly retrieved a firearm during the course of a “domestic-related disturbance” at the residence, and at one point allegedly fired one round into a wall.

Officers determined the round went through the wall, then penetrated the front of 1 Tate St., which is across the street from Michaud’s residence.

“Additionally, it is suspected that Michaud went to the rear of his residence and fired several more rounds toward the backyard,” police said. They didn’t say what the rounds struck, but there was no indication of any injuries.

Police said responding officers were made aware Michaud had allegedly armed himself with a handgun, information that allowed them to “successfully enter the residence,” make contact with “the male subject,” later identified as Michaud, “secure his firearm and detain him.”

Once in custody, Michaud, according to police, was charged with six counts of reckless conduct, and three counts of criminal threatening – domestic violence, all felonies; and two counts of unauthorized discharge of a firearm. It’s not clear if those charges are felonies or misdemeanors.

The charges that appear in court documents, four counts of reckless conduct-deadly weapon, and three counts of criminal threatening-domestic violence, all felonies, differ somewhat from those listed by police.

At his appearance Monday in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South, Michaud entered not guilty pleas to each of the charges, and waived formal arraignment.

Judge Jacalyn Colburn ordered Michaud jailed on preventive detention, pending Tuesday’s bail and review hearing.

A criminal bail protective order was also issued, prohibiting Michaud from having any contact with the alleged victims.