Work Release Resident Missing from Transitional Housing Unit
(Manchester, NH) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that a work release resident walked away from the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit. Stephen Paul Edgerly, Sr., 44, formerly of Rochester, New Hampshire, left the facility at 5:00 am on July 24, 2017 to report to work. His employer sent him home at 12:00 noon but he never returned to the facility. He was placed on escape status at approximately 2:00 pm.
Edgerly is described as a white male, 5/ 8”, 200 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He has tattoos on his back, shoulders, right forearm, upper left arm, and head.
Edgerly was sentenced in Strafford County Superior Court to 2 ½ - 5 years for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. He was admitted to the New Hampshire State Prison on May 15, 2015 and was eligible for parole on June 12, 2017 with a maximum release date of December 14, 2019. He is also on parole for Witness Tampering and First Degree Assault, also from Strafford County Superior Court.
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 Police.
A walkaway from a transitional housing unit is considered to be an escape, which is a Class-B felony, punishable by 3 ½ - 7 years in prison.