Couple Wanted for Child Abuse Caught at Universal Studios
Roland Dow and Jessica Linscott fled New Hampshire after Linscott's 3-year-old was treated for horrific injuries in Exeter.
EXETER, NH -- The New Hampshire couple wanted in connection with a horrific child abuse case has been captured, according to Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams.
Roland Dow, 27, and Jessica Linscott, 23, of Plaistow, were arrested at Universal Studios in Florida Wednesday, according to MyFoxBoston.com.
Reams credited the public for sending in tips and police agencies for working together to capture the couple, who were on the run for nearly two weeks.
"The public was a huge help and the law enforcement community cooperated in a very big way, particularly over the Thanksgiving weekend," he said.
Dow was charged with first-degree assault for allegedly burning and battering Linscott's 3-year-old son earlier this month. Linscott was charged with multiple counts of misdemeanor-level child endangerment.
The pair on Thursday were being held in protective custody, according to Florida officials. The pair will need to decide if they want to come back to New Hampshire voluntarily or go through the extradition process to face their charges. Dow is facing up to 30 years in prison.
Police said they discovered the boy's injuries after he was treated at Exeter Hospital Nov. 14. He is still recovering from his injuries.
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