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Fugitive Couple Continues to Evade Police

Roland Dow and Jessica Linscott are charged with child abuse after Linscott's child was found with horrific injuries at Exeter Hospital.

A Plaistow couple charged with remain on the run from police.

Police have received tips that Jessica Linscott, 23—the mother of the boy—and her boyfriend, Roland Dow, 27, were recently at gas stations and coffee shops in the North Shore part of Massachusetts.

A police report Sunday said they may be trying to make their way to Maine in blue Dodge minivan with a New Hampshire license plate numbered 2844129.

Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams said Monday police are receiving more and more tips on their whereabouts.

Fox 25 in Massachusetts reported Monday that Linscott may have dyed her hair black while on the run.

Dow is charged with first- and second-degree assault for allegedly hitting the child in the head and burning his fingers and wrist.

The boy, James, reportedly suffered a head injury that impaired his vision. 

Police said they discovered the boy's injuries after he was treated at Exeter Hospital last week.

James is in now stable condition at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.

Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams has demanded that Dow and Linscott turn themselves in.

"No matter where you go, (police) are going to find you," Reams said at a recent news conference. "Surrender yourselves."

Linscott is charged with child endangement.

Reams said the pair are likely traveling in a car and may have people helping them avoid capture. He said he has no reason to believe Dow is holding Linscott against her will.

The 3-year-old's grandmother, Helen Nicholson, of Melrose, Mass., told the Manchester Union-Leader newspaper that her son, who died two years ago, was the boy's father.

The boy's grandfather told the Herald he can't believe the injuries inflicted on the child.

“They had to be doing drugs to do something like that to a baby,” he said. “There’s no way a normal person would do something like that.”

Anyone with information on the couple's whereabouts is asked to call Plaistow police at 603-382-1200.

andy dow November 27, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Roland is a train conductor. If anyone did drug it was his girlfriend. Roland gets drug tested frequently. Being a train conductor requires a focused mind, strong work ethic, and a responsible attitude. Like finding the child injured by the mother and bringing him to the doctors. Roland needs to forget this girl and turn himself in. She has a past record. He has a clean record. Running isn't helping. Face the charges and tell the truth. You can defend yourself on the run. If she is keeping you from doing the right thing leave her on the side of the road and get to a local police station, she isn't worth this. Whatever your involvement face up to it and take your punishment.
andy dow November 27, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Sorry for typos, you can't defend yourself on the run.
Buford T Justice November 27, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Roland was not a "stable train conductor" he never went to work half of the time and was a punk ass. That is why he was fired from his job. He will get his...it is coming.

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