2 Indicted in NH House Explosion, Copper Theft
WILMOT — Two men were indicted Wednesday for their role in a house explosion.
As a result the investigation into the explosion, Shane T. Fortier, 29, was indicted on burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit second-degree assault, mechanical licensing penalties, falsifying physical evidence, conspiracy to commit falsifying physical evidence and possession of a controlled drug.
Adam J. Dalton, 25, was indicted on burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, second-degree assault, mechanical licensing penalties, falsifying physical evidence, solicitation to commit falsifying physical evidence and tampering with witnesses and informants.
Police said the incident happened May 1 around 7:58 a.m. at 543 NH Route 4A in the town of Wilmot.
An investigation revealed that Fortier and Dalton allegedly went to the Wilmot home to steal copper from the residence. They were confronted by the victim and fled the property.
The victim discovered copper piping missing from the home and an explosion occurred when the victim turned on a light switch.
Responders found one of the men outside the burning structure with severe burns on his face, hands and knees, police said.
Anyone with additional information or further inquiries can contact Investigator Adam Fanjoy with the state Fire Marshal’s Office at 603-223-4289.