Man charged with pistol whipping pair at party with stolen gun

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Police were called three times to the same residence in a matter of hours.
Parker Cathcart
Parker Cathcart

MANCHESTER, NH – Parker Cathcart, 20, of Gilford, was arrested Oct. 26 after a disturbance at a Trolley Street residence that brought police out three times in one night, and ended in violence.

Cathcart was arrested following the third call, after police say Cathcart, who had left the party following a fight, returned to the party with a stolen gun and made threats to some of the party goers before “pistol whipping” two people, causing them minor injures.

According to a police narrative of the incident, officers arrived at 28 Trolley St. at 3 a.m. for third time after a report of a large fight. Officer Jered Maguire was the first officer on scene, and he  stopped two subjects as they were leaving the residence. One of the subjects allegedly dropped an item as he walked away from the officer, which was identified a short time later by police as an ax.

Officers spoke to the two individuals and were told that Parker Cathcart had engaged in a fist fight earlier in the night with one of the party guests. Cathcart left the party, then allegedly returned to the address with a stolen handgun and began making threats to multiple partygoers. During the course of his alleged verbal threats, he started to “pistol whip” two individuals, causing minor injuries.

One of the victims happened to be the same individual he fought with earlier in the night.

Cathcart was located a short time later and enough evidence was gathered by police to arrest and charge Cathcart with: first-degree assault; four counts of criminal threatening; receiving/possession of stolen property; and a probation violation.

Cathcart was arraigned in the 9th Circuit Court Monday.

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