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November 29, 2013

Haverhill firefighter arrested at his Methuen home

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The man said Grant started punching him on the head, and when the man tried to escape, Grant picked up a metal tiki torch and hit him on the head several times as he ran to a neighbor’s porch. The man said Grant threatened to get a gun and shoot him, according to the police report.

Grant told police he confronted the man for coming to his house, and the man became argumentative and pushed Grant several times. When the man threw punches, Grant told police he picked up the tiki torch in self defense and chased the man off his property. He denied threatening to shoot or kill the man.

Grant’s daughter told police Grant is unhappy with their situation, and does not like her boyfriend because of the man’s criminal record. According to court documents, the man has pages of arrests, and a few convictions on charges like home invasion, armed burglary, armed robbery and drugs.

After the man made the report Wednesday, he was transported to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Methuen police Chief Joseph Solomon said Grant volunteered to turn over his guns and his license to carry. Because the judge ordered the weapons secured with police, though, they will remain there until the judge releases them.

Grant turned over a Sig Sauer 556 rifle, an AR15 rifle, a Thompson .50 caliber rifle, a Marlin X7 30-06 shotgun, two Remington 870 shotguns, a powder rifle, a Pardner SB1 rifle, a Remington Summit rifle, a New England Firearms shotgun, a Smith & Wesson .357 caliber handgun, a Smith & Wesson 662 handgun and a Smith & Wesson 380 handgun.

He also turned over a crate of rifle ammunition and a crate of miscellaneous ammo that included 12 gauge shotgun shells, 30-06 shotgun shells, 30-30 shotgun shells, .357 caliber cartridges and .38 special cartridges.

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