A man who threatened two neighbors with a pitchfork assaulted a New Hampshire State Police trooper in Newmarket Wednesday morning, according to police.
Officers responded to Turkey Ridge, where they found 58-year-old Brian Cross in his yard wielding a pitchfork neighbors say he had used to threaten them.
When police tried to arrest him around 7:20 a.m., he allegedly became combative and attacked the trooper.
Cross faces three counts of felony criminal threatening involving a deadly weapon, as well as a charge of resisting arrest. His wife, 53-year-old Hilary Cross, faces charges of drug possession and a count of resisting arrest after police say she interfered with officers trying to arrest her husband.
Brian Cross has been held on $20,000 cash bail and was due to be arraigned Thursday. Hilary Cross was released on $1,500 personal recognizance bail and is due back in court Sept. 3.
It was not immediately clear if either suspect had an attorney.