George Theberge Charged With Endangering The Welfare Of A Child Sentenced To 12 Months In Jail
MANCHESTER, NH - George Theberge, 46 faced multiple charges including endangering the welfare of a child connected to a December incident in Manchester. He entered guilty pleas in court Monday and was sentenced.
Theberge was in the area where Alexandra Eckersley was discovered after giving birth to a child in a tent near the Westside Ice Arena in 15-degree temperatures.
The baby was located after an intensive search by first responders and rushed to the hospital, and survived. Theberge was allegedly living in the tent with Eckersley and fled the area on a bicycle. Police later located him and when he was located and searched police found that he had controlled drugs in his possession.
At the time of the arrest, Theberge was on probation at the time of the arrest and was charged with violating the terms of his probation.
Judge Amy Messer listened to Hillsborough County Prosecutor Alex Gatzoulis of the Special Victims Unit read the long list of convictions that Theberge had previously been convicted of.
Theberge who was accompanied by two attorneys from the New Hampshire Public Defenders Office was dressed in a tan House of Corrections uniform in handcuffs and feet shackled. When asked if he would like to speak to the court he expressed that he did not wish to speak.
Theberge was sentenced to 12 months for a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child. He will receive 211 days of pre-trial confinement credit. He was sentenced to 6 months on the violation of parole, and 12 months in the House of Corrections for possession of a controlled drug, the 12 months is suspended for 4 years.
All suspended sentences are based on good behavior including no arrests. Judge Messer urged Theberge to participate in mental health programs and drug rehabilitation programs while incarcerated at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections.
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