Man allegedly assaults officer

  • Robert G. Jean Courtesy photo

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 5:55PM

A Dublin man was arrested in Jaffrey on Sunday afternoon after allegedly assaulting a police officer in the Millipore parking lot. 

Robert G. Jean, 51, was arrested by Jaffrey police on charges of simple assault, resisting arrest or detention, disobeying an officer, and obstructing government administration.

Jean is accused of “hitting [the officer] in the leg with his hand” while the officer was standing on the steps of a loader, according to Police Chief Bill Oswalt. The officer was standing on the equipment as he was conducting an investigation into a minor accident that occurred earlier in the day.

“It was a backhand slapping motion,” said Oswalt, of the alleged assault. “It appears that [Jean] was the foreman on duty for some snow removal from the Millipore parking lot.”

Police arrived on scene around 1:09 p.m., according to a police log entry. The officer responded for a past tense report of a motor vehicle crash involving a snow removal tractor.

Jean fled in a company vehicle after hitting the officer, according to the police log narrative. Oswalt specified that the company vehicle belonged to the company removing the snow, not Millipore. 

Jean was found behind an “out building” behind Millipore, according to the narrative. Police located Jean and he refused to identify himself or exit the vehicle. 

Prior to forcefully removing him from the vehicle, Jean fled the property. He was later found on Route 119 in New Ipswich and was escorted back to Millipore.

“At that point, he became compliant,” said Oswalt. 

Jean was released on $500 cash bail and given an April 5 court date. 

The initial motor vehicle crash still remains under investigation. Oswalt said the crash was a “relatively low level” crash.