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For Immediate Release

June 21, 2009

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

Minimum Security Inmates Quickly Apperhended After Excape Attempt

(Concord, NH) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that two minimum security inmates who were assigned to the Transitional Work Center in Concord attempted to escape on June 21, 2009 but were apprehended a short time later.

At approximately 1:45 p.m., a witness spotted Bruce True, 23, of Enfield and Julio DeJesus, 32, of Lawrence, Massachusetts in the cemetery next to the Transitional Work Center and reported it to Concord Police. New Hampshire State Police were notified and began apprehension procedures.

At approximately 2:35 p.m., State Police responded to a report of two suspicious males getting into a maroon minivan on Sewalls Falls Road in Concord When State Police stopped the van the two offenders exited the vehicle and ran off. They were apprehended by the Concord Police and the State Police a short time later. Both were returned to the New Hampshire State Prison in Concord. Two females are also in custody in connection with the incident. The investigation is continuing.

Inmate DeJesus is serving a 3-6 year prison sentence from Coos County for the sale, possession, and manufacturing of heroin. He is eligible for parole on May 10, 2010. Inmate True returned on a technical parole violation on July 31, 2006 and is eligible to complete his original sentence on January 4, 2010. He originally received a 3 to 7 year sentence for Theft by Unauthorized Taking in Grafton County Superior Court.

Escape is a Class B Felony punishable by up to 3 1/2 - 7 years in prison.

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