Home » News » Public Safety
Danville police chief pleads not guilty in firearms case
PLAISTOW – Danville Police Chief Wade Parsons has pleaded not guilty to a charge of negligent storage of firearms after he was accused of leaving a gun unsecured, later used by a teenager to commit suicide.
Parsons waived Monday’s arraignment in the 10th Circuit Court, Plaistow District Division, and is due back in court for a pre-trial conference Aug. 8.
Defense attorney Alan Cronheim entered the not guilty plea on Parsons’ behalf in a court filing last week.
Parsons, 54, is accused of leaving his Glock 22 .40-caliber handgun unsecured on top of a safe inside his home at 53 Caramel Drive, Danville, March 11.
While Parsons was away, authorities said his girlfriend’s 15-year-old son, Jacob Carver, accessed the firearm and shot himself. Rockingham County Attorney James Reams has said the shooting was a suicide.
The charge is a violation punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and was brought after an investigation by New Hampshire State Police and a review by the County Attorney’s Office.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Group raising money for family of Raymond man killed by boulder - 0
- Newly renovated Blair Covered Bridge damaged by truck - 0
- Nashua man who died jumping off bridge to escape heat identified - 0
- Pit bull owner sought in fatal attack on another dog near Tuckerman Ravine - 15
- Man's body pulled from Merrimack River - 0
- Free gun lock giveway begins Sept. 1 in Conway - 0
- Victim identified in fatal Pelham motorcycle accident - 0
- Man killed in Pelham motorcycle accident identified as local man, 24 - 0
- Manchester man seriously injured after driving into oncoming traffic - 0
READER COMMENTS: 1
- Nashua South edges Manchester Memorial in girls soccer action - 0
- Goffstown's Bourque impresses; Memorial, Bishop Guertin, Pinkerton win in Queen City Jamboree - 0
- Hanover boys soccer edges defense-minded BG - 0
- NH Fisher Cats, Pierre stun Rock Cats in 4-3 win - 0
- Helping hands for new St. Anselm students in Manchester on move in day - 0
- To market, to market: Market Basket shoppers flock on in - 8
- Nashua Market Basket employee: 'Worth every day of work lost' - 8
- NH teen killers to get sentence reviews after state Supreme Court decision - 5
- Manchester raid came 8 months after home invasion - 2
Where is Shaheen? Hiding from you
Enter to win tickets to see Paula Poundstone
Win tickets to see Steven Wright
Hooksett highs: A good multiple choice test