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Published on May 20, 2024
Three Suspects Charged After Theft Leads to High-Speed Chase From Hooksett to ManchesterSource: Unsplash/ Scott Rodgerson

Three individuals were nabbed by police and are now facing charges following a reported theft that escalated into a high-speed chase in Hooksett, New Hampshire, according to local authorities. The incident, which unfolded on Saturday evening, prompted a response from Hooksett Police to a Kohl’s store at around 7:30 p.m. per reports from Boston 25 News.

Upon arrival, officers endeavored to sadly catch up to a Kia Forte, seen speeding away from the aforementioned Home Depot location and heading into Manchester, breaching speeds of over 70 mph before coming to halt at Regency Place Apartment Complex. This was detailed by local law enforcement.

As reported by WHDH, the vehicle was allegedly operated by Lacey Paye, aged 32, from Groton, Vermont. Alongside Paye, Anthony Manning, 35, of Haverhill, New Hampshire, and Jacob James, 35, of Strafford, New Hampshire, were also arrested following a foot pursuit after the stopped vehicle.

Authorities charged Paye with reckless conduct with a deadly weapon, disobeying an officer, and multiple drug possession charges. After obtaining bail set at $500.00 cash, Paye was released with an appointed court date of June 27 at the 6th Circuit Hooksett District Court. In an unexpected twist, police took James into custody on an unrelated Parole warrant from Rockingham County. Manning faced charges by the Manchester Police for criminal trespass and resisting arrest, in addition to unrelated warrants, as stated by the police.

The Kia involved in the pursuit was seized and is subject to a search warrant that could possibly yield additional charges for those apprehended. As the investigation continues, Hooksett Police are encouraging anyone with information to step forward and contact Officer Foley at 603-624-1560 x407.