Concord police charge Penacook man following ‘life-threatening’ stabbing 

  • Devin Baillie was charged with first-degree and second-degree felony assault by Concord police following a stabbing Monday. —Courtesy

Monitor staff
Published: 2/21/2023 2:28:31 PM

Concord police charged a 45-year-old Penacook man with felony assault following a stabbing Monday afternoon on Merrimack Street. 

The victim, Kenneth Jenson, 67, called police around 4 p.m. to report that his upstairs neighbor had stabbed him. When officers arrived on the scene, they observed a 2-3 inch cut on Jenson’s right upper abdomen consistent with a knife wound, according to court documents.   

He was transported to Concord Hospital by the Concord Fire Department with serious, life-threatening injuries, including a perforated bowel and internal bleeding caused by a laceration to his mesenteric artery, while Concord Police Officers worked to locate the suspect, identified as Devin Baillie, according to court documents.

Police zeroed in on Baillie, who was located around 6:30 p.m. walking near the New Hampshire State Prison for Men on North State Street. He was charged with first-degree and second-degree felony assault with a deadly weapon. 

He was initially arrested on an unrelated warrant issued by the Concord Police Department for indecent exposure and gross lewdness. Police obtained a search warrant and found a brown folding knife with a red-brown stain that looked like fresh blood. 

According to a witness, an altercation ensued between Jensen and Baillie, who confronted Jenson about the noise coming from his apartment. Baillie was upset that Jensen was talking badly about him and told police he doesn’t like “mouthy” people. A confrontation ensued outside the apartment where Jensen said he was stabbed by Baillie with a 4-5-inch brown folding knife.

Jensen and Baillie had a previous conflict at the Friendly Kitchen, which provides free meals to the city’s homeless, witnesses said. 

Baillie was ordered held without bail during his arraignment Tuesday after the judge deemed him too dangerous to release. 

The incident remains under investigation by the Concord Police Department and anyone with additional information is asked to call 603-225-8600. 

Jamie Costa

Jamie Costa joined the Monitor in September 2022 as the city reporter covering all things Concord, from crime and law enforcement to City Council and county budgeting. She graduated from Roger Williams University (RWU) in 2018 with a dual degree in journalism and Spanish. While at RWU, Costa covered the 2016 presidential election and studied abroad in both Chile and the Dominican Republic where she reported on social justice and reported on local campus news for the university newspaper, The Hawks' Herald. Her work has also appeared in The *Enterprise *papers and the *Cortland Standard *and surrounding Central New York publications. Costa was born and raised on Cape Cod and has a love for all things outdoors, especially with her dog.

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