CAUGHT: Plaistow Couple Wanted for Child Abuse Arrested

Roland Dow and Jessica Linscott were on the run for nearly two weeks.

The Plaistow 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, 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.

Reams said the couple will be arraigned in Florida Thursday. He said 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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Irene November 30, 2012 at 04:12 PM
let us all pray this child recovers and is adopted to loving parents--AND, that this couple gets their "JUST desserts" for doing such unspeakable things, to a little child, no less ! Let's hope the courts do not look the other way onthis one ! A mom and grandma! S.


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