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For Immediate Release
January 3, 2016
For more information contact:
Trooper Christopher Martineau
(603) 223-8496

Attempt and Conspiracy to Falsify Physical Evidence

On January 1st, 2016 at approximately 10:15 p.m., Trooper Christopher Martineau stopped a Pontiac Aztec on I-93 northbound in Northfield for defective equipment. The operator was identified as Erik Parker, Age 44, Franklin, New Hampshire.

Parker was subsequently arrested for Driving After Suspension Subsequent Offense and bailed for a Franklin District Court appearance. During the course of the inventory search of the motor vehicle, evidence of illicit drug activity was discovered which prompted the vehicle to be seized and towed to Troop D pending an application for a search warrant. A passenger in the vehicle who at the time provided false information about his identity was initially released. He was later identified as Alfred Morin, Age 31, Franklin, New Hampshire.

On the evening of January 2nd the State Police received information that Morin was going to attempt to gain access to the seized vehicle at the Troop D barracks to retrieve evidence from the vehicle. During the early morning hours of January 3rd at approximately 2:57 a.m., an alert Bow Police Officer on patrol, Officer Matthew Pratt, observed Morin at the fence line, on the I-89 northbound off ramp that overlooks the Troop D barracks. Morin was in possession of a full faced winter hat and a two way radio. Troopers responded and Morin was taken into custody. Shortly thereafter Troopers made contact with two occupants of a suspicious vehicle parked in a space in the Park N Ride, which abuts the Troop D property. One of the occupants was immediately recognized as Parker, the operator who had been previously arrested by Trooper Martineau. The operator of the vehicle was identified as, Melinda Hanks, Age 51, Franklin, New Hampshire.

Both Parker and Hanks were arrested and the vehicle, a Subaru Outback, was seized pending a search warrant. All three subjects are currently being held at the Merrimack County Jail are expected to be arraigned at the Concord District Court on Monday morning. The charges area as follows:

  • Erik Parker: (3 felonies) Criminal Solicitation, Attempt to Falsify Physical Evidence, Conspiracy to Falsify Physical Evidence and a misdemeanor charge of Conspiracy to Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution. Parker is being held on $5,000 cash bail.
  • Alfred Morin: (2 felonies) Attempt to Falsify Physical Evidence, Conspiracy to Falsify Physical Evidence and a misdemeanor charge of Conspiracy to Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution. Additionally, Morin was wanted by the Gilford Police Department on a felony charge of Theft by Unauthorized taking or Transfer-Theft of a Motor Vehicle. Morin refused the services of a bail commissioner and is being held without bail until his arraignment.
  • Melinda Hanks: 1 felony charge of Conspiracy to Falsify Physical Evidence and a misdemeanor charge of Conspiracy to Hinder Apprehension or Prosecution. Hanks is being held on $2,000 cash bail.

The State Police was assisted by the Bow Police Deparment.

alfred morin

Alfred Morin

erik parker

Erik Parker

melinda hanks

Melinda Hanks

radio and hat

Two way radio & winter hat
possessed by Morin

   
 
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