Man charged with assault, domestic violence and other charges in Derry, court hears

BRENTWOOD, NH — A Rockingham County grand jury recently indicted the following individuals.

Seth Daniels Burns, 22, of Wilson Street in Manchester, was charged with witness and informant tampering, second-degree assault-domestic violence and two counts of first-degree assault-domestic violence, all felonies, as well as six counts of domestic violence and three counts of simple assault, all of which carry extended prison terms. He cut his intimate partner in the ear and forearms, fractured her nose, punched her in the head, face and arm, attempted to get her to blame a neighbor for her injuries and spit on two Derry police officers on April 13, according to the charges.


Scott Robert Byrnes, 54, of Spring Street in Newmarket, on felony charges of possession of crack cocaine and driving under the influence of alcohol on Portsmouth Avenue in Stratham on Feb. 26.

Brian Allen Carneau, 32, of Lowell Road in Salem, charged with attempted burglary. He was charged with attempting to break into another person’s residence in Derry on Dec. 18, 2023.

Vito Antonio Cascio, 43, of West 2nd Street in Brooklyn, New York, charged with burglary by accessory after the fact to a crime without authorization, while acting in concert with Konstantinos Kalos and/or Maria Kalos to steal security cameras and thermostats from Best Buy in Newington on March 24, 2019.

Christopher Robert Clough, 36, of Hanover Street in Portsmouth, on a felony charge of possession of fentanyl and driving under the influence of alcohol in the Ocean State Job Lots parking lot in Portsmouth on Oct. 23, 2023.

Damion M. Comeau, 26, of Central Avenue in Rochester, on a felony charge of possession of crack cocaine on June 13, 2023, in Brentwood.

Denise Ann Connerty, 50, of Gage Street in Methuen, Massachusetts, on a charge of possession of alprazolam in Salem on November 30, 2023.

Austen M. Cooper, 27, of North Jackson Street in Huntingburg, Indiana, on two counts of possession of an infernal machine and three counts of arson of real property, all felonies. He was charged with setting fire to the Welch Baseball Field on Fremont Road in Raymond on July 30, 2022, the Folsom Conservation Area in Epping on May 9, 2022, and the Rockingham Recreational Trail in Raymond on April 23, 2023.

Nicholas Ryan McKinnon, 27, of Carpenter Lane in Salem, on a felony charge of theft by unauthorized taking and reckless driving, driving after subsequent revocation or suspension and disobedience to an officer. He was in possession of a stolen 2017 Nissan Quest and was driving on Kelly Road and South Policy Street in a reckless manner by running red lights, crossing a double yellow line and on the wrong side of the road, and failing to stop for police on Feb. 21, according to the charges. McKinnon was previously convicted of driving after revocation or suspension in August 2018.

Dylan Patrick McShera, 30, of Piscataqua Road in Dover, on a felony charge of possession of buprenorphine on July 23, 2020, in Newington.

Frank Dana Merrell, 41, of Central Street in Manchester, charged with one felony count of receiving stolen property. He acted in concert with Philip Pergola to retain more than $1,500 in stolen merchandise from Home Depot in Seabrook on Dec. 6, 2023, according to the indictment.

Patrick Lawrence O’Brien, 57, of Jeffrey Drive in Hampton, charged with two felony counts of indecent exposure and two prohibited uses of computer services. On May 10, 2023, in Hampton, he shared two photographs of his genitals with a person he thought was a child under the age of 16, attempted to entice the person he thought was a child by saying, “Can I see you in the shower?” and when he refused, said, “That’s not fair. I showed you my pictures,” and offered oral sex to the person he thought was under the age of 16, saying he would teach him or words to that effect, according to the charges.

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