DOVER, N.H. — A South Berwick man indicted last week on charges he stole numerous diamond rings from an area jewelry store in June could spend up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
Police allege Sean Fallon, 23, of 13 Academy St. in South Berwick, stole a tray of 17 engagement rings from Market Square Jewelers at the corner of Central Avenue and Second Street around 11:30 a.m. on May 12.
Fallon allegedly fled down Second Street from the store and was pursued by the store owner.
Community Service workers who were filling in potholes along the roadway intervened by tackling Fallon and holding him until police arrived.
Police were on the downtown scene within minutes.
Police said one of the workers received a shoulder injury as well as some scrapes in the scuffle. He was treated at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and released.
Fallon is facing a felony level charge of theft by unauthorized taking. If convicted, he could face to 7½ to 15 years in prison and a $4,000 fine.
He is scheduled for arraignment in Strafford County Superior Court at 9 a.m. Thursday.
An indictment is not an indication of guilt; rather, it means a grand jury has found sufficient evidence to warrant a trial.
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