NH – On Tuesday evening, an alert Ossipee Police Officer
spotted “Fugitive of the Week,” Lawrence “Tinker” Eldridge, 56.
Lawrence Eldridge was wanted for escape, after he failed to return from
to the half-way house in Concord, NH after being allowed to visit
family. Eldridge was serving part of his prison sentence in the half-way
house as part of a prior conviction and sentence for kidnapping. Shortly
after 5PM on Tuesday, Mr. Eldridge was spotted as the passenger in a
vehicle driven by a family member on Ossipee Mountain Road. The Ossipee
police officer stopped the vehicle and arrested Eldridge without any
Eldridge had been featured as the “Fugitive of the
Week” on July 25th. This feature was aired on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The
Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat,
Manchester Information, the Manchester Ink Link and prominently featured
on the internet. The “Fugitive of the Week” has been a very successful
tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives
since its implementation in 2007. Additionally, the “Fugitive of the
Week” is distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers.
After Eldridge’s arrest, he was brought to the Carroll County Jail for
processing on his outstanding arrest warrant and held pending his
initial court appearance and ultimate return to the NH State Prison.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force
in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 7,253 arrests (Updated
as of 04/29/2018). These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder,
assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and
numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals
Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in
94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 8 regional task
forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
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