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By By Dan McDonald, DAILY NEWS STAFF
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Posted Nov 08, 2008 @ 10:28 PM
Last update Nov 08, 2008 @ 10:48 PM

FRAMINGHAM -

Paul Ellslager, one of four siblings who police have connected to high-profile instances of violence and drugs, was arrested yesterday on warrant charges stemming from a recent New Hampshire home invasion.
Paul Ellslager, 29, was arrested at his 25 Deloss St. home along with Leah Mathieson, 19, of Elm Street, Shrewsbury, in connection with a drug deal that soured in the sleepy town of Enfield, N.H., last week.
Enfield Police Chief Richard Crate said yesterday Ellslager, along with his brother Kenneth, allegedly stormed into an Enfield home wearing masks and stole a quarter pound of marijuana and some electronics from an 18-year-old drug dealer on Nov. 5 .
The robbery was likely a set-up, police said, as two others, Coral Stack, 17, and Stephen Kental, both of Enfield, have been arrested and charged with being accomplices and conspiracy to commit robbery.
The identity of the teenage victim, who was forced to lie down and felt something press against his skull but saw no gun during the robbery, was withheld.
"The victim felt his life was threatened," said the chief.
Mathieson allegedly drove the getaway car, a Ford Taurus, police said.
Yesterday she posted $5,000 bail and was released into the custody of her grandmother, whereas Paul Ellslager was being held on $15,000 bail in the Grafton County House of Corrections.
They could be arraigned as early as Monday, although the chief could not say for sure when their next court date would be.
Police are still searching for Ellslager's brother, Kenneth, in connection with the crime.
Enfield is a town of 5,000 people that has seven police officers on its payroll located 60 miles northwest of the state's capital, Concord.
"These type of individuals are not people I want in my community," said Crate of the Ellslagers.
Paul Ellslager was arrested around 10 a.m. Saturday as police canvassed Deloss Street - a short thoroughfare that connects Union Avenue with Franklin Street, located a few blocks north of the Framingham Police Station - in an attempt to get information about a separate and unrelated crime.
"Lo and behold (police) recognized one of the names on the mailboxes," said Lt. Paul Shastany. "After nonchalantly asking some questions and obtaining some information they were able to arrest them."
If convicted, Ellslager could face up to seven years in jail for the Enfield home invasion.
It his far from his family's first run-in with the law.
On Oct. 28 last year he, along with siblings Kenneth, Damien and Damalyn and Westborough resident T.J. Hunt allegedly beat Pierre Langevin during an early morning brawl at the Ellslager's former home at 2 Cross St. in Westborough, police said.
Allegedly, Paul beat Langevin with an aluminum bat during the fight, police said.
Langevin, whose face was disfigured and swelled, was hospitalized with nose, mouth and ear injuries from the beating.
The week before that fracas, the Ellslager's Cross Street Westborough home was raided by police. The search yielded marijuana and prescription pills. Damien was charged with three counts of drug possession and disorderly conduct in connection with that raid.
This summer, Kenneth and Damien allegedly choked and pushed a 26-year-old woman in Framingham after an argument about pizza money spiraled out of control, according to police.
Paul was arrested this summer near the Waverly Street train station for disorderly conduct.
On Feb. 23, 2006, Ellslager was a passenger in a rented 1993 Crown Victoria on the Metro Parkway in Fort Myers, Fla., when a car pulled alongside and a gunman opened fire, police said.
Ellslager was shot five times and survived. His girlfriend, Katie Knudson, 24, who was driving the car, died.
Knudson's parents hold Ellslager, with his alleged criminal past, accountable for their daughter's death.
"I told her if you're going to stay with this guy you're going to die," said Bob Shorkey, father of Knudson, last December. Media outlets in Florida have reported Paul Ellslager has faced charges of cocaine possession, attacking a person with a tire iron, pulling a gun on police, and escaping from a courthouse.

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x852774439/Two-arrested-in-connection-with-N-H-break-in
 
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