On April 10, 2017 as part of the investigation into the Robbery which occurred at Walmart on April 7, 2017 Claremont Police attempted to stop a vehicle at approximately 3:30 am. It was believed the suspect in that case was operating the vehicle. There were active warrants for this person in the state of Vermont and he has a suspended license. This person was identified as 39 year old Wayne Keough.
Keough was operating a 1999 Jeep Cherokee. He failed to stop for the officer and the officer pursued him through Claremont. The pursuit traveled through Claremont and then into the state of Vermont where the pursuit was terminated by Claremont Police. Claremont Police alerted the Vermont State Police and they located the vehicle shortly after learning of the pursuit in Claremont. Vermont State Police attempted to stop the vehicle but the vehicle failed to stop for VSP as well. The pursuit ended in Springfield VT. The driver of the vehicle, Mr. Keough was arrested and lodged in the state of Vermont.
Keogh was a person of interest based on the video of the Robbery. Claremont Police has additional evidence on the Robbery and at this time there are active warrants for Mr. Keough for: ROBBERY – Class A Felony and RECKLESS CONDUCT – Class B Felony
The warrants have been supplied to the State of Vermont. Mr. Keough has a number of charges in Vermont at this time where he is being held and it is the intention of the State of NH that when Keough has completed his sentence that he be held and returned to the State of NH to answer to these charges and any other that are filed against him.
Press release from VSP
On 4/10/2017, at approximately 0343 hours, Vermont State Police, was contacted by the Claremont Police Department, of a pursuit that they were involved in. The Claremont Police Department was pursuing the vehicle because the operator was suspected of a car jacking with a knife. The Claremont Police Department ended the pursuit at the Vermont/ New Hampshire border. Vermont State Police, located the vehicle on Route 12, in the Town of Weathersfield. The vehicle being operated by Wayne Keough, refused to stop and troopers initiated a pursuit. The vehicle traveled down Interstate 91 south, at speeds reaching 120 miles per hour. The vehicle traveled off of Interstate 91, and continued into the Town of Springfield, Vermont. The vehicle crashed in the Town of Springfield, and the operator fought with the troopers involved. Keough was arrested and transported to the Springfield Police Department for processing. Keough was transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility for active warrants that he had.