Allenstown man indicted on attempted murder charges in stabbing case

  • Clinton Lennon mug shot, Sept. 2016. Allenstown Police Department—Courtesy

Monitor staff
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Clinton Lennon, an Allenstown man charged in multiple stabbing incidents in September, has been indicted on two felony counts of attempted murder.

Lennon, 36, is accused of stabbing three people on the night of Sept. 21 at a home on Edgewood Drive in Allenstown. All three victims in the attack were sent to Concord Hospital but eventually released, police said.

Police found Lennon underneath his bed at his home on Pinecrest Circle with a substance that looked like blood on his arm on the night of the attack, according to court documents. 

While still under the bed, police said Lennon confessed to all three stabbings, saying he “heard some things about his ex-girlfriend and freaked out,” according to the police affidavit.

Clinton was also indicted on five felony counts of first-degree assault, one felony count of burglary, and one felony count for being in possession of a deadly weapon as a convicted felon.

At the time of his arrest in September, Lennon was serving three years probation on a felony conviction for endangering the welfare of a child.

The conviction stems from a case in Dover in which Lennon was charged with sexually assaulting a 5-year-old child. He pleaded guilty to the charge in January 2015.

An arraignment is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Monday. He is being held at the Merrimack County jail for lack of $200,000 bail. 

(Lola Duffort can be reached at 369-3321 or lduffort@cmonitor.com.)