Kidnapping case defendants on home detention

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MANCHESTER — Three men facing felony kidnapping charges related to an alleged burglary of a Manchester apartment have been placed on home detention in advance of possible trials, court records indicate.

In addition to the kidnapping charges, Jason Davie, Chad Herrington and Joshua McMahon—all of Manchester—are accused of felony aggravated assault and petit larceny, a misdemeanor. They also each face a felony charge under the state's burglary statute. Herrington, 44, is charged with burglarizing an occupied dwelling, and Davie, 38, and McMahon, 41, are charged with doing the same while carrying a weapon.

The three men have pleaded not guilty to all of the charges. At least two of the men's home detention conditions allow them to travel for work-related purposes, according to court records.

Wayne Hemingway, a resident of an apartment on Torrey Knoll, told police that three masked people beat him with baseball bats after he opened the door around 3:30 a.m. on April 20, according to court documents. Hemingway was pulled outside the apartment, and one of the individuals allegedly held a "forearm against his throat" while two others "entered his residence and ransacked it."

Hemingway told police he thought the men, two of whom he recognized, were seeking drugs but didn't find any because he wasn't using them at the time, according to court records.

Deputy State's Attorney Rob Plunkett said he hopes to try the defendants jointly but that it will depend on defense motions. The next scheduled court appearance for all three defendants is Sept. 20.

Contact Luke Nathan at lnathan@benningtonbanner.com.

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