On February 12, 2019 at approximately 12:55AM, Lebanon Police Officers responded to an address on Romano Circle for a report that a male subject had assaulted a 23-year-old female and then left in her vehicle without her permission. A subsequent investigation revealed that Nickolas S. Kemp, age 20, of Newport, NH had choked his girlfriend to the point where she could not breath or talk, during an argument. The female victim fought back to stop the assault and Kemp left the address with another male subject in the victim’s vehicle.
A “Be on the Lookout” alert was issued to area police departments for Kemp and the vehicle, and the Windsor, Vermont Police Department located the vehicle in their town. Kemp was subsequently arrested by the Cornish, New Hampshire Police Department after a pursuit and transported back to Lebanon where he was charged with 2nd Degree Assault and Theft of a Motor Vehicle, both Class B Felony charges. Kemp refused the services of a bail commissioner and was transported to the Grafton County House of Correction pending arraignment in the Grafton County Superior Court.
Authorized by: Chief Richard R. Mello