Man arrested in Hampton after found with gun

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HAMPTON — The Hampton Police Department has arrested and charged a Keene, NH man with felony domestic violence and criminal threatening after an incident that occurred in Hampton on May 10.

Authorities were notified of a call from staff at the Mount Prospect Academy facility alleging that a female staff member was being threatened by her boyfriend.

The boyfriend was identified as Wondens Valmont, 22, of Keene, NH.

It was reported to police that Valmont had allegedly been making threats against his girlfriend which included various alleged threats regarding the use of a firearm.

Through the investigation, officers determined that Valmont was on his way to the Mount Prospect Academy address and that he most likely had a firearm in his possession.

Police formed a perimeter and were able to make contact with Valmont in the area of Lafayette Road in Hampton within close proximity to the facility at approximately 9:50 p.m.

Officers closed in on Valmont and took him into custody without further incident.

Police say they found Valmont in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

After further interviews, investigation, and collection of evidence, officers determined that there was probable cause to charge Valmont with a Class A felony offense of domestic violence.

He was transported to the Hampton Police Department and was ordered held on preventative detention by a bail commissioner.

He is scheduled to be arraigned at the Rockingham County Superior Court today.

There were no injuries in this incident and no known property damage.

Police say the case continues to be investigated and as such, limited information is being released at this time.

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