Alleged BB Gun Threat Leads to Two Separate Arrests in Hampton
Two people were arrested in Hampton last week after a woman allegedly threatened a man with a BB gun that looked identical to a handgun.
Hampton police were dispatched to the area of Ashworth Avenue on Wednesday after receiving a criminal threatening report. When they arrived, they were told that a woman had threatened a man and police received a description of her.
Officers found Brittany Champoux, 21, of Hampton, near the scene and recovered the BB gun.
Champoux was arrested on a felony criminal threatening with a deadly weapon charge and was transported to Rockingham County Jail to be held on no bail with a preventative detention status.
While police officers were conducting their investigation on Ashworth Avenue, they were approached by a person who told them they had just witnessed an argument between two men.
One of the men pulled out a knife, the witness told police.
Officers found the two men who were allegedly arguing and during a safety pat-down, they discovered a large fixed-blade knife.
Cameron Ayers, 20, of Hampton, was arrested and charged with three counts of felony criminal threatening with a deadly weapon.
Police say there were three victims in the case they have against Ayers, so they charged him with three felonies. One of the victims was a juvenile, according to police officials.
Ayers was also transported to Rockingham County Jail to be held on no bail with a preventative detention status.
Police say nobody was injured in either incident.
Anyone with information related to these incidents can call the Hampton Police Department at 603-929-4444.
Anonymous tips can be made through the Crimeline at 603-929-1222.
Contact Managing News Editor Kimberley Haas at Kimberley.Haas@townsquaremedia.com.