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Man in custody may be tied to missing NH woman

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Police say a Rockingham man, who may be linked to the suspicious disappearance of a Charlestown, N.H., woman, was arrested Tuesday on unrelated charges.

Bellows Falls police notified state troopers that James Robarge, 43, had made an appointment at the Rockingham Medical Group Tuesday afternoon. They say he was likely to become violent.

Police say in an attempt to ensure the medical staff's safety, they tried to intercept Robarge before he arrived for his appointment. Officers stopped his vehicle on Route 121, but say Robarge refused to get out and sped off. Police say he drove to the urgent care facility, and nearly hit pedestrians in the parking lot. Robarge was arrested inside the medical facility and was transported to the Rockingham barracks.

Robarge is facing several charges including attempting to elude and gross negligent operation. He's being held at Southern State Correctional Facility. Police would not elaborate on what his connection to Kelly Robarge may be, but sources say he has been questioned about her suspicious disappearance.

Investigators say no one has seen or heard from the 42-year-old woman in several days. They're concerned she suffered serious injury or death. State, local and federal authorities in New Hampshire and Vermont continue to comb the woods, roads and waterways around her Charlestown home. Searches are also underway in Claremont, Unity and Vermont border towns along the Connecticut River. Those searches are planned for the rest of the week. Anyone with information regarding Kelly Robarge's disappearance should call police.

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