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For Immediate Release
July 26, 2021

Contact

Lieutenant Keith J. Walker
| joseph.t.ronchi@dos.nh.gov

Motor Vehicle Incident

On Sunday July 25, 2021 (1730 hours) members of New Hampshire State Police, Troop A, were notified of a motor vehicle pursuit that had been initiated by the Kingston Police Department.  Limited information described a black Cadillac sedan that was refusing to stop, and was traveling north along Route 125.  Almost simultaneous to receiving this information, the suspect vehicle was observed passing-by the Troop A Barracks in Epping.  Troopers immediately began to pursue the vehicle, which was occupied by two males.

The suspect vehicle was traveling at an extreme rate of speed, and driving towards oncoming vehicles.  Due to these circumstances, as well as other factors, the pursuit was terminated.  While checking surrounding locations the suspect vehicle was located, abandoned, in Lee.  State Police worked in concert with local agencies to begin a search for the suspects.  Ultimately, a K9 team was deployed, and one of two suspects was apprehended.  This suspect was identified as 45 year-old Shane Eisener of Sanford, Maine.  Eisener has since been charged with resisting arrest and an open warrant from the Rockingham County Superior Court - and several other charges are likely forthcoming.  For the resisting arrest charge, Eisener is scheduled for arraignment at the 7th Circuit Dover Court on September 16, 2021 at 1230 hours.  

Strong search efforts continued, although the second suspect was not immediately located.  At approximately 0700 hours on the following morning, he emerged from the woods.  This male was identified as 36 year-old James Curit of Kingston, NH.  Curit was detained and ultimately arrested.  He has since been charged with operating after suspension, disobeying a police officer, reckless operation, reckless conduct, and possession of drugs.  Additional charges are also likely as the investigation continues.  Curit was held in preventative detention at the Rockingham County House of corrections until he can be arraigned in the Rockingham County Superior Court on July 27, 2021 at 1045 hours.

All aspects of this event remain under investigation.  New Hampshire State Police were assisted by several other agencies, to include: New Hampshire Fish and Game, Lee Police Department, Newmarket Police Department, Epping Police Department, and the Kingston Police Department.  Anyone with further information is asked to contact Sergeant Joseph Ronchi, via email, at joseph.t.ronchi@dos.nh.gov.