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Courtroom Outburst Leads to New Charges

Gregory Floyd is held by officers after an outburst in court Tuesday. Gregory Floyd is held by officers after an outburst in court Tuesday.
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North Haverhill, New Hampshire - April 16, 2008

When Gregory Floyd, 50, was given the opportunity to speak in court Wednesday, he wasted little time. Though, what he said was not necessarily relevant to his arraignment for simple assault, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest charges.

"I receive death threats all the time in the mail. I haven't seen the District Attorney, or the state troopers, or nobody else, the (Attorney General) or anybody else come to my complaints. I call 9-1-1 and I don't see a cop for 28 hours," said Floyd.

He was in court facing charges for a scuffle with law enforcement Tuesday as he left the Littleton District court after being found guilty of threatening to shoot his neighbor.

But, Floyd made headlines last May after shooting Liko Kenney, the New Hampshire man who gunned-down Franconia Police Officer Bruce McKay during a traffic stop. Floyd witnessed the incident and used McKay's gun to kill Kenney. The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office immediately said Floyd was justified for using deadly force.

But since then, Floyd has allegedly made several provocative threats. They came up in court Wednesday.

"The defendant made the statement to me that he had proven that he could kill once when he killed Liko Kenney, and he was prepared to do it a second time if his rights were denied. Twice he made that statement to me," said Capt. Paul Leavitt of the Grafton County Sheriff's Dept. "At the District Court (Tuesday), threats weren't as specific as that, but I can remember one threat he made to deputy Kelly and myself that he had friends in the south where he came from and if we went down there, his friends would take care of us."

Assistant Grafton County Attorney James Vara told the press after the arraignment that he feels Floyd is a violent man. Though VARA did NOT say that the Kenney shooting should be reexamined.

"I am not. That is an issue that is determined by the attorney general's office and should be left to that," said Vara.

Floyd pleaded not guilty to the three charges, all of which are misdemeanors. He's being held on $20,000 bail.

Adam Sullivan - WCAX News

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