State police use night-vision equipment, helicopter to find fleeing manStaff Report
March 19. 2018 2:40AM
MANCHESTER — A Greenville man who ran away from officers during a search was found a few hours later after a search involving a New Hampshire State Police helicopter, police said.
An officer patrolling the area of Lowell and Maple streets around 12:20 a.m. Saturday observed a man “acting suspiciously” near a pizza restaurant and detained the man briefly, police said in a news release.
Brandon Legere, 36, took off when Officer Eric Slocum frisked him and found a gun in his waist, police said.
Police set up a perimeter and New Hampshire State Police responded with dog units to assist in the search, which ended around 3:30 a.m. when troopers using night-vision equipment in a helicopter spotted Legere hiding in a vehicle at 50 Corey Place, police said.
Legere refused orders to surrender and was bitten by a state police dog before being taken into custody, according to the release. Police said Legere had a quantity of crack cocaine on him and charged him with two counts of resisting arrest, being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon, possession of a controlled drug and prowling, according to a news release.