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Man who stole bailiff’s gun from Concord court pleads guilty

Jacob Noury of Barnstead

Jacob Noury of Barnstead

A man who helped steal a bailiff’s handgun from Concord’s district court in January has pleaded guilty to theft and breaking court security rules. Under the sentence imposed Wednesday at Merrimack County Superior Court, 34-year-old Jacob Noury of Barrington will serve a year at the county jail in Boscawen, with the possibility of having three months suspended for good behavior.

Courtney Rojek of Pittsfield, who the police said removed the gun from the women’s bathroom after Bailiff Julie Bickford accidentally left it there, is scheduled for trial at superior court in October.

At his arraignment in January, Noury denied being involved in the theft. But the police said he was caught on video camera putting the gun into Rojek’s waistband after she brought it out of the bathroom. Rojek left the courthouse while Noury finished filing paperwork, according to the police.

Before Noury left the court that day, documents show he filed a request for the return of his firearm. He had filed a similar request a few months prior.

“I need my . . . pistol back with amo & magazine,” he wrote in the document. “Because I paid a lot of money for it & it is legally my property registered to me. We the people have the right to bear arms constitution American rights. Target shooting sport.”

Court spokeswoman Laura Kiernan said yesterday that Bickford has not worked as a bailiff since Jan. 30 but declined to say if she was fired because of this incident.

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