view - Nashua Police Department

NASHUA POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Chief Andrew Lavoie
For Immediate Release:
February 27, 2015
Captain Denis Linehan
Detectives Bureau Commander
Phone: (603) 594-3550
Fax: (603) 594-3616
Contact:
Lieutenant James Testaverde
Criminal Investigation Division
Phone: (603) 594-3553
On February 26, 2015 at approximately 3:24 PM members of the Nashua Police
Department’s Criminal Investigation Division arrested Ryan Luther, age 22, 70 Lane Street
Apartment #9, Hudson, NH, for Theft by Unauthorized Taking, a Class B Felony, Resisting
Detention, a Class A Misdemeanor, Resisting Arrest a Class A Misdemeanor, and Possession
of a Controlled Drug, a Class A Misdemeanor. Luther was taken into custody in the area of
Royal Crest Drive after a brief pursuit.
On February 25, 2015 at 10:50 AM Nashua Officers responded to 5 Louisburg Square
for the report of a theft. The victim stated that someone had stolen a family ring from her
apartment and the victim believed it had been sold at a local pawn shop. The victim
suspected Luther as a possible suspect as he is an acquaintance and had been around the
residence recently. The ring was subsequently recovered at Trade Land pawn shop, 293
Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, by Nashua Officers.
On February 26, 2015 at approximately 5:21 PM members of the Criminal
Investigation Division attempted to locate Ryan Luther in reference to this investigation.
Luther was observed by detectives to be in a silver Honda Civic in the area of the Daniel
Webster Highway. Detectives attempted a motor vehicle stop at which time the operator of
the Honda, identified as Taequan Carter, age 22, of 45 Forge Drive, Nashua, refused to stop.
A brief motor vehicle pursuit ensued south on the Daniel Webster Highway and into
the Sports Authority parking lot, 213 Daniel Webster Highway. As the vehicle approached
Sports Authority, Luther jumped out of the passenger seat and began to flee on foot. Luther
was subsequently apprehended after a brief foot pursuit and taken into custody by detectives.
Following his arrest a bag Marijuana was located on Luther’s person. As a result of the
investigation Luther was charged with the above offenses. Carter was arrested and charged
with Disobeying a Police Officer, Class A Misdemeanor, for failing to stop his vehicle and
engaging in the pursuit.
A Class B Felony is punishable by up to 7 years imprisonment, exclusive of fines.
Each Class A Misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year in the County House of Corrections,
exclusive of fines. Luther refused bail and is being held at the Hillsborough County House of
Corrections pending his arraignment at the 9th Circuit-District Division-Nashua Court on
February 27, 2015. Carter was released on $1000.00 personal recognizance bail pending his
arraignment at the 9th Circuit-District Division-Nashua Court on April 1, 2015.
CONTINUED...
NASHUA POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Chief Andrew Lavoie
For Immediate Release:
February 27, 2015
Ryan Luther
Taequan Carter
-30-
Captain Denis Linehan
Detectives Bureau Commander
Phone: (603) 594-3550
Fax: (603) 594-3616
Contact:
Lieutenant James Testaverde
Criminal Investigation Division
Phone: (603) 594-3553
`