Argument leads to arrest of felon for illegal possession of handgun

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MANCHESTER, NH – A city man is charged with possession of a handgun, violating his status as a felon on probation/parole from a 1994 first-degree assault charge.

Manchester Police Officer Kyle Daly arrived at 72 Prospect St. at approximately 11 p.m. on August 11, 2017, for a reported argument. He noticed a male and female standing on the first floor porch and two additional people standing on the grass as he pulled in front of the residence.

Officer Daly illuminated the area with his spotlight and noticed the man on the porch reaching for an item tucked inside of his waistband. He exited the police car as the man on the porch turned away from the officer and handed the item to the female next to him. Officer Daly noticed the black handle of the semi-automatic handgun as it was being transferred between the two individuals.

He ordered the woman, who was now in possession of the handgun, to drop the gun as she began walking toward the door. She conceded and stepped away from the handgun after placing it on the porch floor. He identified James Aubuchont, 45, and Laurene Silva, 47, both of Manchester. Silva and Aubuchont were standing on the porch because they heard two unknown people arguing in front of their residence.

A subsequent name check revealed Aubuchont was on probation/parole for a first-degree assault conviction, which occurred in 1994. He was arrested without incident and charged with falsifying physical evidence, convicted felons, and placed on a 72-hour hold per probation/parole.

Aubuchont is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on August 14, 2017. The Glock 9mm was returned to Silva after the officer determined she was the owner of the handgun. Silva was not charged in the incident.

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