Escaped prisoner captured

Jeff Lyons, a spokesman for the New Hampshire Department of Corrections, called me today to let me know that Shane Adkinson, 28, of Lowell, is back in custody following his escape from a minimum security facility in Manchester, N.H.

Adkinson, 28, failed to return to a minimum security center on Friday after he was given permission to leave to get a haircut and groceries.

Lyons said Adkinson was found in an apartment in Manchester on Sunday night and arrested.

He is now being held in a special housing unit at the New Hampshire State Prison in Concord, Lyons said. That is New Hampshire’s maximum security prison.

“That’s very typical when someone has walked away and been apprehended and brought back,” Lyons said. “We put them in a stricter environment for disciplinary purpose.”

Lyons didn’t have any further details about Adkinson’s arrest, but you can stop looking out for him on the streets of Lowell.

Anyone seen this fella?

If anyone in Lowell or the surrounding area has spotted the guy pictured in this entry, the New Hampshire Department of Corrections would absolutely love to hear from you.

Shane Adkinson, 28, of Lowell, has been wanted since Friday about 6:45 p.m., when he failed to return to the minimum-security Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester.

Adkinson had been given permission to leave the facility to buy groceries and get a haircut. He never came back.

Adkinson was in the facility serving a 3- to 6-year sentence for second degree assault after being convicted of striking his pregnant girlfiend with a pickup truck in Seabrook, N.H. The woman suffered a broken hip and ankle, according to published reports.

Adkinson was 421 days into his sentence, which he began serving on April 15, 2011.

He is described as a white male, 70 inches tall, 212 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He has tattoos on his right shoulder and left forearm.

You can read the New Hampshire DOC’s press release regarding this by clicking this link.

Anyone with information on this inmate’s whereabouts should contact the New Hampshire State Prison at 603-271-1801.