CONCORD, NH – Today, the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint
Fugitive Task Force is pleased to announce the arrest of escaped fugitive
Anthony Ray Perkins in Brattleboro, VT by members of the U.S. Marshals
Fugitive Task Force and the Brattleboro, VT Police Department.
Anthony Ray Perkins, 25 of Nashua, NH and a confirmed member of the Gangster
Disciples according to the NH Department of Corrections. On February 2,
2010, Perkins failed to return to the minimum security Calumet Transitional
Housing Unit in Manchester, NH and was placed on escape status. Perkins was
serving a three to seven year sentence for burglary after previously serving
a three to seven year sentence for robbery. Since Perkins’ escape, he has
been avoiding arrest by moving around and hiding with friends in both New
Hampshire and Vermont.
Today, the U.S. Marshals fugitive task force and members of the Brattleboro
Police Department located and arrested Perkins at a residence on Elliott
Street in Brattleboro, VT. Perkins is charged with being a Fugitive from
Justice on the Escape warrant out of New Hampshire and is currently being
held without bail. Perkins’ girlfriend, Ashley Hawthorne, 21 of Brattleboro,
VT was also arrested at the scene. Hawthorne was charged with; providing
false information and aiding an escaped prisoner which is a felony.
“Perkins’ taste of freedom only lasted for few weeks but due to the teamwork
and dedication of our law enforcement partners across all jurisdictions he
was quickly apprehended” said U.S. Marshal David Cargill.
The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law
enforcement agency. U.S. Marshals annually capture more federal fugitives
than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined.