Fugitive of Week arrested in Wyatt Park by Laconia police


LACONIA — Officers responding to a call about a suspicious person in Wyatt Park Saturday arrested a man featured as a “Fugitive of the Week” by the U.S. Marshals Service’s Fugitive Task Force.

Eric Prescott, 32, was wanted for violation of parole in connection with a conviction and prison sentence for sexual assault and attempted aggravated felonious sexual assault.

Police said Prescott tried to run from officers, but was captured after a brief struggle. He is also facing a charge of resisting arrest.

Prescott was featured as a “Fugitive of the Week” on Oct. 11 on various television stations, newspapers and websites. Also, law enforcement agencies received the notification.

The Marshals Fugitive Task Force received and investigated numerous tips indicating that Prescott was still in the Laconia.

He was taken to Belknap County Jail, where he will be held without bail, pending his return to the state prison on his

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