Updated: Haverhill Man in Rockingham Jail on Felony Charges

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Note: This story has been updated to includes remarks of Sergeant H. D. Wood.

A Haverhill man remains held in a Rockingham County jail on $2,000 cash bail pending conclusion of a court arraignment on burglary, theft and conduct charges stemming from a three-vehicle crash Friday on route 125 in Brentwood.

Isaac Shea, 18, of Haverhill, is facing felony charges of burglary and receiving stolen property, as well as misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest (two counts) and conduct after an accident, according to Brentwood District Court Deputy Clerk Debra Turgeon.

Brentwood Police Sergeant H. D. Wood told WHAV Shea was driving a Subaru Legacy stolen out of Haverhill when he caused a crash involving two pickup trucks on Route 125 near North Road and fled the scene on foot.

“It was later determined through contact with the owner of the vehicle that he was going to report it as being stolen and he did so with the Haverhill police department,” Wood said.

Wood said a state police K-9 unit tracked Shea to a home on North Road where he gained entry by force and attempted to change his identity with clothing inside the home.

“Contact was made in an upstairs bedroom and the canine was sent in as the subject did not come out as ordered to do so. And the canine did in fact bite the suspect at the time in the foot,” Wood said. “Basically he just did not succumb to the arrest. He did not offer his hands to be handcuffed by the officer and the state trooper, so there was some resistance there. Eventually he was taken under control, placed in cuffs and escorted out of the residence,” Wood said.

An “offsite” arraignment scheduled Monday morning by video conference was continued to Tuesday as Shea requested an attorney, according to Wood.