Two area residents indicted on attempted murder charges

Monitor staff
Monday, October 30, 2017

A grand jury has indicted two area residents on attempted murder charges, which allege the men used motor vehicles as deadly weapons in unrelated incidents in Bow and Concord.

Jason Alleyne, 29, of Concord is accused of intentionally running over his wife with her car at the Circle K Irving gas station on Route 3A in Bow this summer. Merrimack County prosecutors allege he verbally threatened to kill his wife, Saturn Alleyne, before jumping into the driver’s seat of her Nissan Maxima and accelerating over her. Saturn was hospitalized for treatment of a broken collarbone, police said.

Alleyne faces one count each of attempted murder, second-degree assault, first-degree assault and reckless conduct. He also faces a misdemeanor count of simple assault in connection with the Aug. 21 incident.

Last month, a judge ruled that Alleyne was too dangerous to be released from jail on pretrial monitoring. Alleyne remains held at the county jail in Boscawen for lack of $100,000 cash-only bail.

Three days after Alleyne’s arrest, Concord police were called to the Mobile gas station on South Main Street for a report of a man who had tried to run over the manager with a Kia Soul. Two employees narrowly escaped injury, police said.

William Soler, 41, of Concord told police he was getting the runaround on a job application he’d filed there, and thought it was because the manager was discriminating against him, according to a sworn affidavit. Soler tricked the manager into leaving the store by telling her a gas station pump had been vandalized, police said.

Soler is charged with one count each of attempted murder and attempted first-degree assault, as well as two counts of reckless conduct.

Attorneys have raised questions about whether Soler is mentally competent to stand trial on those charges. A competency hearing is scheduled for Dec. 11 in Merrimack County Superior Court.

(Alyssa Dandrea can be reached at 369-3319 or adandrea@cmonitor.com.)