PD: Man With 4-Year-Old Leads Cops on Pursuit, Falls Through Icy Pond

Troopers came to their aid Thursday night in Milton

Jeremy Hovey Leclair
New Hampshire State Police

Police say a man fleeing police in New Hampshire fell through an ice-covered pond, followed by two state troopers and a police dog. 

Troopers came to their aid Thursday night in Milton. They used a rope to pull out 39-year-old Jeremy Hovey Leclair, of Kittery, Maine, and arrested him on reckless conduct and other charges. He faced arraignment Friday; it wasn't immediately known if he had lawyer. 

New Hampshire state police heard word from Kittery, Maine police that the pickup attempted to force a police cruiser off the road, then drove away. Similar actions were reported in Eliot, Maine, and Dover, New Hampshire. Police later said Hovey Leclair's 4-year-old son was with him; the boy wasn't hurt. 

Troopers followed the pickup from a distance and set up a tire deflation device. Hovey Leclair got out and ran onto the pond, followed by two troopers. 

The three were rescued from the pond a short time later. The two officers were treated at the scene. Hovey Leclair was transported to Frisbee Memorial Hospital for treatment. 

Hover Leclair is facing two counts of reckless conduct, 2 counts of disobeying a police officer, 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, resisting arrest, willful interference with a police dog, and reckless operation.

He is set to appear in court on Jan. 27. It’s not clear if he has an attorney. 

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