DOVER - A New Hampshire state prison inmate, a briefly released but now confined again Strafford County jail resident and a Milton woman have all been indicted in a bizarre armed robbery that occurred in December in Dover.
Charles Brown, 42, of New Hampshire State Prison in Concord, Jeremy Jackson, 24, of Strafford County House of Corrections in Dover, and Haley Cahill, 20, of 10 Saltbox Lane, Milton, were all formally charged last Wednesday in an armed robbery that was allegedly planned while at least one of the three, Brown, was incarcerated on unrelated charges.
Court records state the three acted in concert on Dec. 12 in committing the robbery and threatening the victim by pointing a gun at him.
The shooting occurred around 11 a.m. with witnesses reporting to police that Jackson was involved in an altercation with another man outside a residence on George Street in Dover and pointed a handgun at him, a police statement released shortly after the incident said.
After the victim ran away from Jackson, he fired a shot into the victim's residence and fled the scene.
No one was injured in the shooting.
Brown helped plan the robbery from prison and conversed by phone prior to its execution," Dover Police Lt. Brant Dolleman said today, adding that Brown and Jackson could also have hatched their plan in prison where they had spent time together in the past.
After an initial investigation Dover Police Department detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Jackson with criminal threatening, reckless conduct, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, all felony charges.
Two days later on Dec. 14, Dover and Rochester Police along with the Strafford County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force located Jackson in an apartment building at 17 Norway Plains Road in Rochester where he was taken into custody without incident.
It is alleged that Jackson, who was released from the Dover jail just hours before the alleged robbery and shooting, had material help from Cahill in commission of the crimes.
Principal allegation listed in the indictments are that Cahill "picked up Jackson from the House of Corrections," and/or "drove Jackson to the location where the robbery occurred," and/or "provided Jackson with a firearm," and/or "drove Jackson away from the scene."
The indictments charge Brown with two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, Jackson with two counts of armed robbery and Cahill with one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and one count of armed robbery. Each faces a maximum sentence of up to 20 years on each charge.
Jackson is being held at Strafford County Jail on $100,000 cash bail, while Cahill's bail status was not immediately available.
The Strafford County grand jury indictments were handed down July 14 and released on Wednesday.
An indictment is not an indication of guilt, only that enough evidence has been gathered to warrant a trial.