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Wanted Hudson man found hiding during motor vehicle stop

NASHUA – When a Hudson police officer stopped a car on Central Street for a defective brake light Wednesday afternoon, he said he soon recognized the two passengers as “known associates” of a man wanted on stalking and breach of bail charges.

The officer then remembered seeing the same vehicle earlier in the day, parked in front of 29A Greeley St., which, he said, he knew to be the residence of the wanted man, 27-year-old Jeano Plante.

So when the officer asked the car’s occupants if they knew Plante’s whereabouts, the driver initially said he didn’t, but one of the passengers “gestured with his head” toward the back of the vehicle, according to the officer’s report.

The driver then “quietly pointed with his finger” to the back seat, the report states. The officer said he peered through a rear window of the vehicle, and saw “a large blanket spread out on the seat – with a visible outline of a body under it.”

The body turned out to be that of Plante, who the officer promptly took into custody on outstanding warrants for two counts of stalking for allegedly violating court no-contact orders, and one count of breach of bail conditions.

The charges stem from allegations Plante was on property in violation of court orders while out on personal recognizance bail from an Oct. 30 arrest on a warrant issued Oct. 4, accusing him of receiving stolen property.

He was also given personal recognizance bail after Nashua police arrested him in November for sale of crack cocaine, according to court records.

Plante, following his arrest Wednesday, was transported to Hudson police headquarters for booking, after which, police said, he requested the services of a bail commissioner.

But before the bail commissioner arrived, police said, Plante allegedly told the arresting officer that he was “going to take a plane (on Thursday) to California” for an 18-month rehabilitation program.

When the bail commissioner arrived and the officer advised him “of this new information,” according to the report, the commissioner put Plante on preventive detention “due to a possible flight risk.”

Plante is next due in court on Jan. 15 for a pre-trial conference.

Dean Shalhoup may be reached at 594-1256, or at dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com.