Man wanted by U.S. Marshals nabbed in stolen car, charged with drug possession

Police say the car, spotted at Belmont Hall lot, was stolen out of Hooksett.

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MANCHESTER, NH – On June 27 Officer Matthew Nocella responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. He met the victim in the parking lot of Belmont Hall approximately 8:20 p.m. The victim, a 45-year-old woman from Center Barnstead, saw the vehicle near Belmont Hall, so she flagged down the officer. The 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was stolen in Hooksett earlier in the day

Officer Richard Valenti Jr. was heading toward Officer Nocella when he observed the alleged stolen vehicle on Belmont Street. He approached from Grove Street and noticed a single male occupant seated in the driver’s seat. Officer Valenti activated his emergency lights and pulled behind the parked vehicle.

Anthony Kay, 49, of Manchester, was behind the wheel. Officer Valenti confirmed Kay had an active federal probation warrant for his arrest, and was currently wanted by the U.S. Marshals. He was taken into custody and a search incident at the scene revealed Kay was in possession of two Gabapentin pills. The officers also located 20 additional Gabapentin pills inside of the stolen motor vehicle.

Kay was charged with possession of a controlled drug and receiving stolen property.

The vehicle was turned over to the owner while Kay was transported to police headquarters. Kay is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on June 28, 2017. The federal probation warrant stems from a case involving the distribution of cocaine and heroin.