A Plaistow couple on the run from police for allegedly battering, burning and endangering a 3-year-old was reportedly seen in Lynn on Wednesday night.
Police received a tip that Jessica Linscott, 23 — the mother of the boy — and her boyfriend, Roland Dow, 27, were seen in a car at Honey Dew Donuts on Western Avenue in Lynn.
NECN reported that Lynn police issued an alert that the couple might be riding in a red, late-90s Volvo with green bumper stickers and a luggage rack.
Police said earlier that the couple may have been seen in Swampscott on Tuesday.
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.
On Wednesday, Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams demanded that Dow and Linscott turn themselves in.
"No matter where you go, (police) are going to find you," Reams said at a news conference at Rockingham County Superior Court in Brentwood Wednesday. "Surrender yourselves."
Linscott is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and neglect.
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.
Swampscott police Det. Tim Cassidy asks that if anyone sees the couple in Swampscott that they report it to police at 781-595-1111. If they are seen in traffic it is helpful to note the plate number and the location of the vehicle.
People can report it anonymously through the department's mobile tip line.
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.
She also told the newspaper that Linscott and Dow "have been dating for about a year and that James was often left with her or Linscott's mother."
Anyone with information on the couple's whereabouts is asked to call Plaistow police at 603-382-6816.