A Jaffrey man accused of crashing his pickup into a house in February is among those recently indicted by a Cheshire County grand jury.
Ryan J. Parent, 29, faces felony charges of aggravated driving under the influence, reckless conduct and driving after suspension/revocation. He is also charged with two misdemeanors — aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated (subsequent offense).
Parent was arrested in February after a state trooper saw him driving erratically in Rindge around 9:30 p.m., pursued him and lost track of his vehicle before receiving a report of a pickup crashing into a house in Jaffrey on River Street (Route 202), N.H. State Police said at the time.
Parent’s leg was broken in the crash, according to the charges. The vehicle damaged the outside of the house and caused cracks in an interior wall, police said.
The charges against Parent allege he had a blood-alcohol level of at least 0.16 and drove about 100 miles per hour in the wrong lane while evading police, almost causing a head-on collision. They also claim Parent’s license had been revoked and that he had a 2018 DWI conviction.
An indictment is not an indication of guilt, but a means of charging someone with a crime.
Those indicted by the grand jury for other alleged crimes include:
Troy E. Poland, 36, whose address is listed as the Cheshire County jail, is charged with second-degree assault. Prosecutors allege Poland kicked Roland Farnsworth in the face multiple times, fracturing his left orbital. The assault allegedly occurred in Keene in April, according to the charge.
Ernest Maldonado, 44, of Winchester, is charged with reckless conduct and criminal mischief. Prosecutors accuse Maldonado of firing a shotgun inside the Winchester residence of someone identified in court documents as R.G., creating at least one hole in the wall. The charges say other people were in the house at the time of the alleged Jan. 26 incident.
Elizabeth J. Spears, 20, of Athol, Mass., was indicted on charges of reckless conduct and criminal mischief. Prosecutors say that in Hinsdale in November, Spears “steered her motor vehicle into” a Subaru Forester, placing the Forester’s occupants — identified in court documents as T.W. and F.L. — in danger and causing more than $1,500 in damage.
Andrew Martz, 29, whose address is listed as the Cheshire County jail, faces four counts of possession of a controlled drug with intent to sell and two counts of possession of a controlled drug. Prosecutors allege that on March 13 in Keene, Martz possessed cocaine, crack cocaine and fentanyl with the intent to sell them, and also possessed buprenorphine and heroin.