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Police believe that the attack is connected to an incident involving the victim’s now-ex-boyfriend and his older brother. Court documents released Tuesday reveal that a tipster told police Lamonde was “ripped off of $30,000 by someone.” Police are investigating whether Lamonde targeted McCarthy because her ex was related to “the one Jordan accused of stealing his safe that contained thousands of dollars.”
McCarthy did not suffer any major injuries as a result of the attack.
“I'm really glad he’s been arrested now. I feel like it took forever,” she said on Tuesday.
Lamonde lives with his grandparents in Portsmouth. He will be released under strict conditions, including GPS monitoring. His attorney, John Durkin, said that he has no prior convictions.