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Two arrested Sunday night at Firebird Motel in Hooksett

Union Leader Correspondent

May 29. 2017 10:14AM

LEROY KEAR (Courtesy)

HOOKSETT - Two Manchester residents were arrested Sunday night after police responded to the Firebird Motel for a report of an intoxicated man laying on the ground outside.

Leroy Kear, 30, is charged as a felon in possession of a deadly weapon after a knife was located in his possession, resisting arrest, and possession of a narcotic drug. He also had an electronic bench warrant for failure to appear for a robbery charge.

Heather Payne, 39, faces charges of obstructing a government administration and resisting arrest.

Police responded to the 10 Bell Ave. motel about 8:40 p.m. Sunday night to try and locate a man who was lying on the ground by the fence bordering Hooksett Road.

While investigating, officers noticed a man sitting outside of a room acting strange. Police said they believe he was under the influence of an illegal drug.

After seeing police, the man fled, dumping a small amount of what appeared to be cocaine on the ground, police said. The man was determined to be Kear.

Payne was inside the room and both refused to come out, police said. Police got a search warrant for the room and took Kear into custody, with help from the Central New Hampshire Special Operations Unit.

During the booking process, Kear refused to cooperate with officers and Payne refused bail, police said.

They are both being held at   Merrimack County jail pending arraignment May 30.

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