Feb 7, 2016 1:12 PM
Former Rockingham County Sheriff candidate charged with assault, impersonating an officer
NORTH HAMPTON - A man who ran for Rockingham County Sheriff in several past elections is facing charges in connection with a disagreement about wages that turned into a physical fight.
David Lovejoy, 51, of Portsmouth, has been charged with impersonating of an officer and two assault charges.
A second man, Keith Vedrani, 41, of Amesbury, Mass., also faces one assault charge.
Police say the charges stem from a dispute over wages between Lovejoy and Vedrani, who had worked for him.
Lovejoy turned himself in to police and was released on $1,500 personal recognizance bail. He scheduled to appear in Seabrook District Court on March 9.
Vedrani also turned himself in to police and was released on $500 personal recognizance bail. He is also scheduled to appear in Seabrook District Court on March 9.
Vedrani was directed to take up any wage dispute with Lovejoy with the state Department of Labor.