Middleton Man Arrested after April Stand-off

On 05/01/2013 at approximately 1:00 P.M.  Jeffrey Kinsley was arrested on a warrant charging criminal threatening and possession of a controlled drug.  He was arrested in the City of Concord by Sgt. Jason Lamontagne of the Middleton Police.  Mr. Kinsley was transported to the Strafford County Jail where he is being held pending arraignment in the 7th Circuit Court, Rochester on 05/2/2013 at 11:00 a.m.  Mr. Kinsley refused the services of a bail commissioner.

On 04-25-2013, at 9:56 a.m. members of the Middleton Police responded to the intersection of New Durham Road and Buttermilk Road for a suicidal male. Upon arrival members of the Middleton Police Department encountered a 47 year old male armed with an un-holstered small caliber handgun.

Area Police Departments including: Farmington, Milton, New Durham and Wakefield Police were dispatched to the area to assist in closing off the area. State Police Patrol units and a State Police Negotiator were requested to respond as well.

Middleton Police negotiated with the male and after approximately 20 minutes, he was taken into custody without injury.

The male was transported to Frisbie Memorial Hospital for an evaluation.

The investigation continued into the early evening hours. During this investigation a search was conducted of 4 Buttermilk Lane in the Town of Middleton, N.H. Several firearms and a small amount of marijuana were seized during this search.

As a result of this investigation, an arrest warrant has been issued charging:

Jeffrey P. Kinsley (Age 47)
4 Buttermilk Lane
Middleton, N.H.
with one count of Criminal Threatening for brandishing a firearm in a threatening manner while he was being approached by a uniformed member of the Middleton Police. He is also charged with Possession of a Controlled Drug. Criminal Threatening is a Class B Felony punishable by 3.5 to 7 years in the New Hampshire State Prison. Possession of a Controlled Drug is a Misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the House of Correction.