MANCHESTER, NH – A man wanted on an outstanding warrant was arrested after he was initially seen urinating on a building. After giving police a fake name, he fled on foot and tried to jump from a bridge to avoid capture.
Officer’s Ed Devereaux and Steve Duquette responded to 71 O’Malley Street at 11:05 a.m. Dec. 15 for a man urinating on the side of a neighboring building. The caller told police the man was near 75 O’Malley Street, so the officers walked toward the address and observed a man, later identified as Ayuen Leek, 18, of Manchester, standing next to the address.
Leek initially gave police a false name, but then confirmed his true identity and realized he was wanted on a Hillsborough County warrant. However Leek fled the area before they could place him into custody on the outstanding warrant.
A foot pursuit ensued and Leek eventually made his way to the foot bridge, located north of where the call originated. Several officers chased him across the bridge. Leek realized two other officers were waiting on the other side of the bridge, so he jumped over the safety fence in an attempt to evade capture. However, he realized he had no place to go and eventually conceded to the arrest. The officers assisted him over the railing and placed him into custody without incident.
Leek allegedly discarded his jacket while fleeing the officers, so he was charged with Falsifying Physical Evidence, Resisting Arrest/Detention, as well as the outstanding warrant. He will appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on December 16, 2015.
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