Convicted felon arrested on firearm, theft charges in Nashua

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NASHUA — The Nashua Police Department arrested 50-year-old Anthony Rice on a felony arrest warrant for being a Convicted Felon in possession of a firearm.

On May 10, 2023, officers were called to a private residence in Nashua in response to a reported theft of a firearm and ammunition.

Detectives continued their investigation and identified Rice as the person responsible for the theft. It was determined that Rice, as a convicted felon, was prohibited from being in possession of a deadly weapon.

An arrest warrant was obtained and granted for Rice, charging him with being a Convicted Felon in possession of a firearm, a Class B Felony. Rice was also charged with Theft by Unauthorized Taking or Transfer of a Firearm, a Class A Felony, and Theft by Unauthorized Taking or Transfer, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Rice was released on $1,000.00 cash bail and is scheduled to be arraigned at the Hillsborough County Superior Court-Southern District on August 3, 2023.

The Nashua Police Department encourages anyone with information about this incident to contact them directly.

Anonymous tips can also be provided via the Nashua Police Crime Line at (603) 589-1665.

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