On October 23, 2016 at approximately 6:15 pm the Newport Police Department received a report of a road rage incident that involved a subject shooting four rounds from a moving vehicle in the direction of the reporting victim’s vehicle. Nobody was injured during this incident. It was reported that this stemmed from a road rage incident that occurred in Newport on the night of October 21st that was not reported to the Newport Police Department. After receiving the report on October 23rd the Newport Police Department requested that area departments look for the suspect’s vehicle which had distinct traits making it easy to identify. A short time later Bradford Police Department called and identified who the vehicle was associated with. The investigation revealed that the suspect resided in Newbury. The Newbury Police Department was able to locate the vehicle at the suspect’s residence. Newport Police Department sought and was granted a search warrant for the suspect’s vehicle and home. The execution of the warrant revealed evidence of the crime. Additional video evidence was obtained from several sources to assist with identifying the suspect in this case. Interviews were then conducted with the parties involved and subsequently identified the suspect as Nathaniel Hargreaves 18, of Newbury NH.
Nathaniel subsequently turned himself in at Newport Police Department and he was arrested for Reckless Conduct with a Deadly Weapon, a class B Felony. The weapon was found to be a Weatherby 12 gauge shotgun and Newport Police Department does have possession of the firearm at this time. These road rage events are believed to be connected, but an isolated incident between the two involved parties.
Hargreaves posted $10,000 cash bail and will be arraigned on Tuesday November 8, 2016 at the Newport Circuit District Court.
The Newport Police Department thanks Newbury, New London, Henniker, Goshen, and Bradford Police Departments for their assistance with this case.
This road rage and shooting incident remains under investigation.Anyone that may have witnessed either event is asked to contact Lieutenant Rowe at the Newport Police Department at 603-863-3232.