Border Patrol Agents nab two on Derby Road

U.S. Border Patrol agents and Newport police apprehended two New Hampshire men on the Derby Road in Derby Monday. New Hampshire police sought both men in connection with a shooting in Nashua which it is believed they witnessed. The two were arrested, however, on federal charges unrelated to that shooting, New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley said. Photo by Cindy Sanville

by Tena Starr

copyright the Chronicle 12-5-2012

DERBY — U.S. Border Patrol agents and local police arrested two men on the Derby Road here Monday who were wanted in New Hampshire in connection with a shooting in Nashua.

Tuesday night, New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley said both men have been arrested on federal charges, one of them regarding charges in Vermont.

He said he is not involved in that prosecution and could not say what the charges are.

As far as the New Hampshire shooting goes, the two men were sought only in connection with their possible role as witnesses, he said.

An adult male, whose name was still being withheld as of Tuesday pending notification of all family members, was shot in Nashua Sunday night, according to a press release from the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office.  The press release says little more about either the incident, or the victim, who is hospitalized.

“Our agents received a lookout from the Nashua PD,” said Melissa Isaquirre at Vermont Border Patrol headquarters in Swanton Tuesday.

She said that, while on patrol, agents saw a vehicle that matched the description they had received — a 1995 Toyota Avalon — and stopped it.  The two men are Daniel DeGrace, 31, and Benjamin Mayberry, 30.

Mr. Hinckley said both men are being held in Vermont.

Cindy Sanville, a real estate agent with Century 21 Farm and Forest Realty, noticed the growing collection of law enforcement officers outside her work office Monday and went out to snap pictures.  She said that, by the time she arrived, Border Patrol agents, who were carrying guns, had both men on the ground.

“Before I realized what was going on there were six vehicles lined up,” she said referring to law enforcement cars.  She said Border Patrol agents were circling her office building.

Newport Police helped apprehend the men.

contact Tena Starr at tena@bartonchronicle.com

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