Lebanon NH – On Thursday February 22, 2018 at approximately 10:15AM, Corporal Michael Roberts was investigating a suspicious vehicle, containing two male subjects, parked at Walmart on Plainfield Road in the parking lot on the north side of the building. The male passenger provided a false name and as Cpl. Roberts continued to investigate, he discovered that the subject was in possession of drug paraphernalia. The male was later positively identified as Shawn M. Mooney, age 30, last known to be living in Stoddard, New Hampshire. As Cpl. Roberts attempted to arrest Mooney, Mooney attacked him by striking him in the face several times and then made several attempts to gouge out one of his eyes. Mooney was able to get away from Cpl. Roberts and fled into a swamp located behind Walmart.
Cpl. Roberts had radioed for assistance, which brought multiple Lebanon Police Officers to the area. Mooney was located on Interchange Drive, attempting to exit the other side of the swamp, where he was taken into custody. Mooney’s identity was confirmed after he was arrested and it was determined that he has outstanding arrest warrants charging him with Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault involving a 9-year-old child and Violation of Probation, both from the Hillsborough County Superior Court North. Mooney is facing the following charges from this morning’s incident in Lebanon: three counts of Attempted First Degree Assault, Class A Felony; Simple Assault, Reckless Conduct and Resisting Arrest, all Class A Misdemeanors. The First-Degree Assault and Reckless Conduct charges stem from Mooney’s attempts to gouge out Cpl. Roberts’ eye.