NEWPORT — On Wednesday July 24th at 5:54 p.m. the Newport Emergency Communication Center received a 911 call advising that there had been an altercation and shooting at a shared driveway between 214 and 220 South Main St..
Upon arrival, responding officers, discovered one person had suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and that another had suffered injuries from a physical assault. The investigation has revealed that there had been a verbal argument involving a property dispute between the two residences.
The victim of the gunshot was identified as Kevin Nottage III, 24, 220 South Main St. Newport.
Nottage received emergency medical aid by Newport police officers as the scene was secured and he was ultimately transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center by the Newport Ambulance Service.
The shooter was identified to police as Oliver Renehan, 58, 214 South Main St., Newport.
Renehan was taken into custody without incident and was charged with, First Degree Assault, a class A Felony and Reckless Conduct with a Deadly Weapon, a class B Felony.
Renehan appeared in Sullivan County Superior Court Monday and pleaded innocent to charges of first-degree assault and first-degree attempted assault with a deadly weapon. He was released on a $10,000 unsecured appearance bond.
Also involved, and suffering injuries from a physical assault was Paula Cain, 57, 214 South Main St., Newport.
Cain was transported by the Newport Ambulance Service to Valley Regional Hospital.
Due to the serious nature of the incident, assisting the Newport Police Department were the New Hampshire State Police, Troop C and the State Police Major Crime Unit along with the Sullivan County Attorney’s Office.
Renehan was held without bail and was arraigned at the Sullivan County Superior Court on Thursday, July 25th.
The investigation is ongoing at this time and additional charges are expected. The medical conditions of both Cain and Nottage III are not known at this time.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Lt. Charles Rataj at the Newport Police Department at (603) 863-3232.