Laconia man accused of attempting to murder his wife

  • Jason Alleyne, 28, of Laconia is accused of running over a person with a vehicle in Bow on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. —Courtesy

Monitor staff
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A 26-year-old woman is recovering in the hospital after police say she was intentionally run over by a vehicle her husband was driving Monday night in Bow.

Prosecutors have charged Jason Alleyne, 28, of Laconia with attempted murder, alleging he verbally threatened to kill his wife, Saturn Alleyne, before jumping into the driver’s seat of her Nissan Maxima and accelerating over her at the Circle K Irving gas station on Route 3A.

Jason Alleyne waived his arraignment Tuesday afternoon in Merrimack County Superior Court on charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and criminal threatening, all domestic violence-related. He also faces charges of driving after suspension and violating a protective order. By agreement, his bail was set at $100,000 cash-only.

Saturn’s father, Peter Mossey, said in an interview at the courthouse that his daughter had just sought a temporary restraining order against Alleyne last week in district court. He said the couple had a history of marital issues, and that what began as an argument Monday night quickly escalated.

“She is beat up, but she’s going to be okay,” said Mossey, who was accompanied by several other family members.

According to court documents, Saturn suffered a broken collarbone in the crash. Police said five witnesses lifted the vehicle off of her after Alleyne fled the scene. He was later picked up by Concord police, who had received multiple 911 calls about a man running across Interstate 93 in the area of the Days Inn motel.

From the scene

Bow police were initially called to the Irving gas station Monday shortly after 7 p.m. for a report of a vehicle that had jumped the curb and run over a female pedestrian.

On scene, police observed a 2001 Nissan Maxima in the median between the gas station parking lot and the truck stop. The car had a flat tire and the windshield had sustained a spider web crack in the center, according to an affidavit prepared by Bow police Sgt. Philip Lamy.

Lamy said Saturn Alleyne, who had visible scrapes and bruises, was lying near the front bumper. She told police she was the registered owner of the vehicle, and that her husband had run her over, the affidavit says. She also provided police with a description of Jason Alleyne who she said had run north toward the Days Inn motel.

From her hospital bed, Saturn Alleyne told police that her husband had gotten into the passenger’s side of her car and that an argument then ensued. She alleged that he smacked her in the face and told her he was going to kill her, prompting her to run and him to take the wheel.

In addition to interviewing witnesses, police reviewed the gas station’s video surveillance footage, which captured the entire incident.

Public defender Daniel Swegart and a family member of Jason Alleyne’s declined to comment about the case at the courthouse Tuesday.

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