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Shots fired, man pistol-whipped in Laconia incident

January 17. 2014 8:58AM

LACONIA - A Laconia man was taken to the hospital Friday morning after he suffered head injuries in a pistol-whipping incident at an Estate Circle apartment complex.

Police arrested Parker K. Cathcart, 19, of Winter St. in the incident, charging him with first degree assault, three counts of reckless conduct for firing a handgun in one of the stairwells of a 52 Estates Circle apartment building, and criminal mischief. No one was shot, according to police.

Capt. William Clary said police are not releasing the name of the injured man who suffered head injuries and a concussion. Clary said there were other people involved in the incident and that police expect to make other arrests.

The incident was reported at 3:24 a.m. Witnesses told officers Cathcart had left the scene in a dark colored vehicle. He was later arrested at his apartment.

Cathcart refused bail and is being held at the Belknap County jail pending arraignment, which is yet to be scheduled, according to Clary.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 524-5252 or Greater Laconia Crime Line at 524-1717.


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