The Nationwide hunt for the New Hampshire couple, Jessica Linscott, 23, and boyfriend Roland Dow, 27 who were wanted for child abuse-related charges where spotted yesterday by Marshall’s in Universal Studios in Orlando. The crazy thing is the marshells said the couple acted as if they were on vaction and did not even know they were wanted…Click below for the full story.
They were wanted after Linscott’s 3-year-old son, James Nicholson, was taken to a New Hampshire hospital on Nov. 14 and found to have burns on his body and significant injuries to his head. Linscott claimed the bruises were self-inflicted, according to CBS Boston.
But she and Dow had been on the run for a couple of weeks after the hospital reported the incident. A tip finally led investigators to search in Florida.
“Just as though they’re here on vacation, no disguise, just normal for the weather and everything else, they were here,” David Charles, deputy criminal investigator for the U.S. Marshals Service in Orlando, told WFTV.
“They were totally surprised,” Charles told The Associated Press. “They had no clue.”
Linscott, of Plaistow, N.H., a town of about 8,000 residents in Rockingham County, is accused of failing to get medical attention for her son when he was suffering seizures from a head injury and of failing to protect him from harm. She’s charged with multiple counts of child endangerment.
Dow is charged with assault.
Linscott and Dow were jailed on Wednesday and couldn’t be reached for comment by telephone. They were scheduled to be arraigned in Florida on Thursday on fugitive from justice charges.
Linscott’s uncle, Ed Linscott, told CBS Boston that what she’s accused of is “real cold.”
“She ought to be ashamed of herself doing what she’s done,” he said, adding, “I don’t know her boyfriend and I really don’t want to know him. I tell you I wouldn’t want to get my hands on him.”