A registered sex offender implicated in a domestic disturbance in southeast New Hampshire refused to be arraigned Wednesday following his arrest after a 14-hour manhunt Tuesday.
Twenty-five-year-old Christopher Lemear was taken into custody Tuesday after Epping officers spotted him walking down Spur Road around 12:30 p.m.
Police say Lemear fled into the woods Monday wearing only a shirt and pajama bottoms after he fired two shots in a home around 10:30 p.m. Officers combed a 3-acre area near Old Nottingham Road for Lemear, who they considered "armed and dangerous."
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Lemear was set to be arraigned Wednesday on charges of reckless conduct and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Epping man was convicted of burglary and felonious sexual assault in October 2009.
However, the judge said Wednesday morning that Lemear "engaged in self-harming behavior."
It's unclear if Lemear has an attorney who can comment.