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Multi-town road-rage chase involving chainsaw results in indictment

DOVER - A former Winter Street resident was indicted in connection with a road-rage incident through three communities earlier this year.

Joshua Hussey, 22, of 797 Ten Rod Road, Farmington, was charged with two counts of reckless conduct for allegedly attempting to drive another vehicle off Route 153 in Farmington, Milton and Middleton Jan. 17.

Police determined the incident began along Main Street - Route 153 - in Farmington when two people say they were threatened by two men wielding a baseball bat and a chainsaw. Police say the incident continued along Route 153 as the two cars drove north into Milton and Middleton.

The two victims told police that the passenger in the other vehicle attempted to break their car windows while traveling along Route 153 using a long pole with a knife attached to the end. The two eventually drove back to the Farmington Police Station while the other car left the area.

After Middleton police interviewed the two people, a warrant was issued for Hussey, who was living on Winter Street in Dover. He was arrested the next day.

A Strafford County grand jury handed up the indictments March 14.

On Jan. 31, police arrested two other Farmington men in connection with the incident. They were James Hartford, 17, whose last known address was 504 Main St., Apt. 2, Farmington, and Justin Barnes, 22, of 504 Main St., Apt. 2, Farmington. Both were charged with conspiracy to commit criminal threatening.

Each count of reckless conduct and conspiracy to commit criminal threatening is a Class B felony, which is punishable by up to 3 ½ to 7 years in prison.

Hussey is scheduled to appear for arraignment in Strafford County Superior Court March 28 at 9 a.m.


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