By MEGHAN PIERCE
KEENE — A Swanzey man has been charged with four felonies after shooting his girlfriend twice in their home in the middle of the night, telling police he thought she was an intruder.
Matthew Brow, 26, is charged with two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of reckless conduct with a deadly weapon.
Two additional felony charges of first-degree assault charges were dropped by Cheshire County prosecutor Chris McLaughlin on Thursday. All of the arrest complaints are dated Tuesday, March 6.
The shooting occurred on Feb. 23 at 25 Cedar Road at around 3:55 a.m., according to an arrest affidavit written by Swanzey police Detective Mary Wilson.
“I was advised that the shooter, Matthew Brow, had shot his girlfriend Stephanie Teves, as he thought she was an intruder in the residence,” Wilson wrote. “Teves suffered from two gunshots, one bullet passed through the right forearm, and right abdomen, and lodged in her back. The second bullet passed through her left abdomen through her back.”