Criminal Threatening, Reckless Conduct and Endangering the Welfare of a Child

April 15, 2021

On April 13, 2021 at 11:57 pm, Portsmouth Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to a Ledgewood Drive apartment for the report of a person being threatened with a gun, which was subsequently fired by the suspect. Detectives processed the scene and determined two rounds had been fired that exited through the apartment window. Present in the room when the gun was fired was the victim and two minor children. No injuries were sustained by the victims. As a result of the investigation, the following individual was arrested:


Samuel So

Age: 39

Portsmouth, NH


Mr. So was charged with the following crimes, which will be prosecuted by the Rockingham County Attorney’s Office via the Felonies First program.


1 Count of Criminal Threatening (Class B Felony)

2 Counts of Reckless Conduct with a Deadly Weapon (Class B Felony)

2 Counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Class B Misdemeanor)

1 Criminal Mischief (Class B Misdemeanor)


Anyone with information about this call can contact Detective Matt Young at (603) 610-7619.


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So booking photo