Police Capt. Todd Pinkham said the victim was able to kick out a window of a car, escape and call for help.
ROCHESTER, N.H. — Rochester police have charged three men with numerous felonies in connection with the alleged kidnapping and assault of a 21-year-old man.
Dylan Madore, 22, of Rochester; Garrett Pehowic, 21, of Rochester; and Anthony M. Smith, 23, of Laconia, face various charges for the incident, which occurred around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to Capt. Todd Pinkham.
Pinkham said the suspects allegedly abducted and beat the 21-year-old at Madore’s Chestnut Street residence before forcing him into a vehicle. While the vehicle was driving through East Rochester, Pinkham said the victim was able to kick out a window, escape and call 911.
The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Frisbie Memorial Hospital on Wednesday evening, according to Pinkham. Pinkham said the victim had apparent bruises on multiple undisclosed portions of his body. He said he couldn’t provide additional details about the extent of the man’s injuries.
The suspects and victims know each other, but Pinkham didn’t release additional details about their relationship or what led to the abduction and assault. Pinkham released only limited details about the incident because he said it’s an ongoing investigation and more charges could be coming.
“Police do not believe this was a random act and feel this incident does not present a danger to the public,” Pinkham said.
Madore was charged with kidnapping, conspiracy to commit second-degree assault, possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled drug. Pinkham said the substances found are currently with the state for testing.
Pehowic was charged with kidnapping and conspiracy to commit second-degree assault.
Smith was charged with kidnapping and second-degree assault.
All of the charges are felonies.
Smith was held on $75,000 cash bail while Madore and Pehowic were each held on $50,000 cash bail. All three were scheduled to be arraigned in Strafford County Superior Court on Thursday afternoon.
Kyle Stucker is a reporter for the Dover (N.H.) Foster’s Daily Democrat.