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By John Collins

HUDSON, N.H. -- A Hudson man was arrested on multiple charges Thursday evening after he fired a gunshot through a wall of his duplex apartment into the residence next door, then fled when officers arrived, police said.

Joshua Griffin, 34, of 9B Bockes Road was charged with three counts of reckless conduct, criminal restraint, criminal threatening, felon in possession of a dangerous weapon, falsifying evidence, which are all felony charges, Lt. Charles Dyac reported. Griffin also faces a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

Dyac said police were called to the residence on July 31 at 6:44 p.m. for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers learned that Griffin, a resident at 9B Bockes Road, had discharged a firearm inside the residence and that the round penetrated the wall of the adjoining residence of 9A Bockes Road.

"Griffin fled the scene in a vehicle when the officers arrived," wrote Dyac in a press release. "The Hudson Police K-9 unit was deployed in an effort to locate Griffin. He was eventually located in the area of Hopkins Drive, which is in the immediate area of Bockes Road, and was taken into custody without incident."

While a search of the area was being conducted for the suspect, a reverse 9-1-1 call was made to residents in the area to alert them to the situation, according to Dyac.


A search warrant that was executed at 9B Bockes Road enabled police to seize items of evidence that are not being disclosed at this time. The names of the victims involved were also not being disclosed at this time, as the investigation is ongoing, Dyac said.

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