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For Immediate Release

February 27, 2015

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

Minimum Security Inmate Missing from Manchester Transitional Housing Unit

(Manchester, N.H) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that an inmate walked away from the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester and has been placed on escape status. At 12:50 pm on Friday, February 27, 2015, inmate David Joseph Dionne, 42, of Manchester, was given permission to leave the facility to go job seeking. He was scheduled to return at 3:30 pm and failed to show. He was placed on escape status at 5:00 pm

Dionne is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, 228 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes. He has tattoos on his left knuckles, hand, right forearm, left arm, and left shoulder.

He was sentenced in Merrimack County Superior Court to 1 to 4 years in prison with 64 days of time served for Failure to Register as a Sexual Offender. He was admitted to the New Hampshire State Prison on February 5, 2014 and became eligible for parole on December 2, 2014. His maximum release date is December 1, 2017. His single conviction for Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault was from Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester in 2005, which he completed in 2010. He also has past misdemeanor convictions for criminal mischief and resisting arrest in the 9th Circuit District Court in Manchester.

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections Investigations Bureau and the New Hampshire State Police are investigating. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact their local law enforcement agency or the New Hampshire State Prison at 603-271-1801.


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