May 4, 2015 11:00 AM
Chainsaw-wielding man pleads guilty to criminal threatening in Brentwood
BRENTWOOD - A man who chased a Chester homeowner around their yard with a running chainsaw - after setting their picnic table on fire - has pleaded guilty at Rockingham County Superior Court.
Kyle Kappotis, of 12 Rocky Lane in Epping, was 28-years-old when he allegedly went into an intoxicated rage and attacked the homeowner on September 24, 2014.
On Monday morning, he was sent to Rockingham County House of Corrections to serve a 60-day sentence.
Kappotis pleaded guilty to felony-level criminal threatening, resisting arrest and criminal mischief. He was sentenced to 12 months in jail, but 305 days were suspended.
Kappotis was also ordered to pay the homeowner $700 in restitution.
A prosecutor for the state told Judge William Delker that after police arrived at the house, located at 670 Fremont Road, Kappotis ran into the woods. Officers found him hiding under a fallen tree.
Kappotis was taken into custody and released on bail.
Kappotis has a criminal history of marijuana possession, driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest.
He acknowledged that his behavior last September was heavily fueled by alcohol.