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For Immediate Release

February 20, 2018

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

Resident Missing from Manchester Transitional Housing Unit

(Manchester, NH) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that a resident of the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester walked away from the facility today, Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Tyler Best, 39, of no specified home town, left the correctional facility for work at approximately 1:00 pm.  After he arrived at his destination he left the work site without permission.

Mr. Best is described as an African-American male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  He has tattoos on his left and right forearms, left and right upper arms, right breast, and on his back.

Mr. Best was sentenced in Belknap County Superior Court to 1 ½ - 5 years for Armed Robbery with 188 days of time served credited to his sentence.  He was admitted to the New Hampshire State Prison for Men on January 3, 2017 and was eligible for parole on December 25, 2017.  His maximum release date is June 27, 2021. 

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections Investigations Bureau and the New Hampshire State Police are investigating.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call their local la enforcement agency or the New Hampshire State Police.   Walking away from a correctional facility can result in a charge of escape, which is a Class-B felony punishable by up to 3 ½ - 7 years in prison.


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