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Trio Charged in Armed Kidnapping of Dunbarton Man

Dunbarton, N.H. 28 March 2016 – Three individuals have pled guilty for their involvement in the armed kidnapping of a Dunbarton man that occurred on March 8th, 2015 in Dunbarton.


Jayson Setoute, Isaiah Williams and Alissa Chandler were previously indicted by a Merrimack County Grand Jury and charged with various crimes to include kidnapping, criminal threatening with a deadly weapon, criminal restraint, obstructing the report of a crime or injury, simple assault and accomplice/criminal liability charges. All three defendants have since pled guilty to various Dunbarton Police charges.

In plea agreements reached in Merrimack County Superior Court, Setoute and Williams will each spend 7-14 years in prison. Chandler will spend 3.5-7 years in prison.

An investigation conducted by the Dunbarton Police Department revealed that Chandler, Setoute and Williams drove to the victim’s house in Dunbarton on the night of March 8th. Chandler dropped off Setoute and Williams at the end of the victim’s road and after picking up the victim, Setoute and Williams got into the vehicle. Setoute was armed with a handgun and Williams was armed with a baseball bat. The victim was assaulted and forced to turn over his cell phone. Chandler then drove Williams, Setoute and the victim against his will into Goffstown where Setoute and Williams ambushed and brutally assaulted a Goffstown man. The Dunbarton victim and his cell phone were part of a ploy to lure the Goffstown victim out of his residence.

The prison sentences in Merrimack County will run concurrent to prison sentences in Hillsborough County related to the Goffstown attack. In Goffstown’s case, Setoute was sentenced to 15-60 years in prison, Williams was sentenced to 15-75 years in prison and Chandler was sentenced to 4-8 years in prison.

The Dunbarton Police Department worked closely with the Goffstown Police Department, the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office and the Merrimack County Attorney’s Office. No further information is available at this time.

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