Thornton man indicted on theft charge at Wal-MartBy BOB HOOKWAY
Special to the Union Leader
March 30. 2014 8:05PM
HAVERHILL — A 23-year-old Thornton man has been charged with stealing a vacuum cleaner from a Wal-Mart in Woodsville and attempting on Jan. 10, 2013, to return it for cash at a Wal-Mart in Plymouth.
A Grafton County Superior Court grand jury has indicted Thomas Gaulin of 1666 Route 175, Thornton, on a charge of theft by deception.
Gaulin, according to the indictment, worked in concert with another, Samantha King, to “create an impression that was false” when he brought the Dyson Model DC 33 to the Plymouth store and attempted to collect its $399 purchase price. The charge is a Class B felony.
Gaulin has two convictions for burglary with intent to commit theft, and a conviction for theft by deception, all on Dec. 20, 2012, in Grafton County Superior Court in North Haverhill, according to court records.
In other indictments the grand jury handed up during its March session:
Curtis M. Haley, 27, of 34 Mechanic St., Lebanon, is charged with two Class B counts of driving under the influence of drugs or liquor Dec. 17, 2013, on Route 120 and/or Interstate 89 in Lebanon.
The Dodge Neon he was driving collided with a guardrail in a crash that left Haley with a fractured leg, according to the indictments, one of which says he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or greater at the time.
Michael R. Goodwin, 25, of 71 Hanover St., Apt. 5, Lebanon, is charged with second-degree assault on Jan. 1 in Lebanon for causing serious bodily injury, broken ribs and/or a punctured lung, to another when he struck Devon Smith repeatedly with hands and/or fists and kicked Smith, according to the indictment. The charge is a Class B felony.
Jacob S. Neily, 17, of 468 Turnpike Lane in Norwich, Vt., is charged with two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault against a five-year-old child on Dec. 7, 2013, in Canaan.