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For Immediate Release

July 10, 2008

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

Missing Inmate Recaptured in Kansas

(Concord, NH) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that a minimum security inmate who walked away from the Transitional Work Unit in Concord last month has been apprehended in Kansas. On June 24, 2008, Shaun Cook, 30, of Emporia, Kansas, could not be located in his housing unit and he was placed on walkaway status.

Inmate Cook was apprehended without incident in Emporia, Kansas at approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on July 9, 2008. His apprehension was aided by listeners of KVOE, an Emporia radio station, who had provided tips about his whereabouts. Inmate Cook is being held in the Lyon County Jail in Emporia awaiting arraignment on a fugitive from justice charge.

Inmate Cook had returned on a technical parole violation on February 6, 2007, and was expected to reach the end of his original sentence on August 1, 2008. He was originally sentenced June 22, 1999, in Merrimack County Superior Court for receiving stolen property, theft of services, burglary, and an earlier escape. He was paroled on December 5, 2005.

He will be charged with escape, which is a Class-B felony punishable by 3 ½ - 7 years in prison. He will also be charged by local police with stealing a bicycle in Boscawen and stealing a vehicle in Hudson.

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