On Saturday, August 31, 2019 at approximately 11:24 PM, the Lebanon Police Department received a report about a male at the Circle K convenience store in West Lebanon who appeared intoxicated and had stolen a beer. When officers arrived on scene, the male was identified as Ethan Kelly, age 20, of Lebanon. Another male involved, who refused to give his name, was later identified as Jessie Poirier, age 19, of Enfield, NH. Kelly and Poirier had stolen a bottle of wine and a bottle of beer from Circle K, and then attempted to destroy the evidence.
Kelly was found to have a warrant from the Grafton County Superior Court for Failure to Appear on a possession of heroin charge. Kelly was taken into custody.
During the booking process, Kelly broke his handcuffs, releasing himself from the handcuffs, and began resisting while officers restrained him again. Kelly also attempted to kick officers, and spit on the booking room camera and into an officer’s eye. Poirier was also belligerent and uncooperative throughout the booking process.
Poirier was charged with Theft by Unauthorized Taking and Criminal Mischief, Class B Misdemeanors, and Unlawful Possession/Intoxication, a Violation. Poirier was released on personal recognizance bail with a Lebanon District Court date of November 4, 2019.
Kelly was charged with the following:
Falsifying Physical Evidence, a Class B Felony
Theft by Unauthorized Taking, a Class B Misdemeanor
Criminal Mischief, a Class B Misdemeanor
Criminal Mischief, a Class A Misdemeanor
Resisting Arrest, a Class A Misdemeanor
Breach of Bail, a Class A Misdemeanor
Simple Assault, a Class A Misdemeanor
Unlawful Possession/Intoxication, a Violation
Possession of Marijuana, a Violation
Arrest on a Warrant
Kelly was held without bail and transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections. He was scheduled to be arraigned yesterday, September 3, 2019 in the Grafton County Superior Court.
Authorized by: Chief Richard R. Mello