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Captured fugitive back at NH prison he escaped from

The Associated Press
Jim Cole | AP | BDN
Jim Cole | AP | BDN
David Hobson arrives in district court on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in Ossipee, N.H. Hobson was charged with escaping from the Carroll County jail last week where he was awaiting a burglary trial.

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire inmate who escaped and eluded a massive manhunt before his capture six days later is now in a maximum security unit of the state prison in Concord.

Thirty-four-year-old David Hobson was transferred from the Carroll County jail he escaped from Dec. 1 by climbing to the roof of a building in the recreation yard and vaulting over razor wire atop the perimeter.

Authorities say he was seeking revenge against an ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend and sent a threatening text message from a cell phone once he was free.

Hobson, who has a string of burglary convictions and was awaiting trial on four new burglary charges in New Hampshire, was apprehended without incident in a Rochester grocery store parking lot.

His bail is set at $500,000.


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