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Pair charged with stealing gun from Concord’s district courthouse

Jacob Noury of Barnstead

Jacob Noury of Barnstead

The police say a man and woman stole a gun from Concord’s district courthouse Friday after a court bailiff lost her handgun in the bathroom.

Courtney Rojek, 24, and 33-year-old Jacob Noury are each being held on $10,000 cash bail after their arraignments this morning. Each face felony-level charges of theft and possession of a firearm inside a court facility.

The bailiff, Julie Bickford, told the state police Friday that her Glock .40 caliber handgun likely fell out of its holster while she was using the public bathroom in the courthouse.

Surveillance videos showed Rojek exit the women’s bathroom with a handgun minutes after Bickford left the bathroom, the police said. Rojek set down the semi-automatic gun, the police said, and motioned to Noury. Video footage showed Noury place the handgun in Rojek’s waistband before the pair left the court and drove away in the same car, according to the police.

The police said Rojek and Noury were identified by court clerks.

Noury, a Barrington resident, was sentenced at the court on Friday for disorderly conduct, according to court records. He received a six-month sentence, suspended for good behavior. Also on Friday, he filed a motion with the court for return of firearms. His motion was awaiting a response from the state police.

Rojek, of Pittsfield, is under one-year deferred sentences, pending good behavior, for charges of simple assault, child endangerment and resisting arrest. She was sentenced at Concord’s district court in September and referred to mental health counseling, according to court records.

Rojek and Noury were arrested Saturday night at Noury’s tattoo parlor in Chichester, the police said.

(Laura McCrystal can be reached at 369-3312 or lmccrystal@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @lmccrystal.)

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