Climbed onto Roof to Resist Arrest
CLAREMONT, NH–On Thursday, January 3, Claremont Police received information that a wanted fugitive who had escaped from the Sullivan County House of Corrections on December 23, 2018, was at 16 Union Street. Apt #2 in Claremont, NH. The Claremont Police Department identified this person as:
Geraldo Garcia, 36, a.k.a. Cheimy Fernandez
According to Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase, “The Claremont Police Criminal Division applied for a search warrant to search 16 Union Street. While acting on the warrant, a subject that was soon identified as Garcia climbed out of a window and onto the roof of the residence and refused to comply with all commands to submit to arrest. Claremont Police, with the assistance of New Hampshire State Police, Sullivan County Sheriffs as well as the Claremont Fire Department, worked together to safely control the situation and take Garcia into custody.”
Garcia is currently being held without bail at the Sullivan County House of Corrections and will be arraigned on the new charges at a future date.
This incident caused a portion of Union Street to be closed for approximately 90 minutes while Garcia was being placed into custody, said Chase. Traffic was detoured until the road could be safely opened to the motoring public.
“Claremont Police would like to thank the public for the numerous tips on the location of Garcia,” said Chase. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department had distributed information about Garcia as a fugitive last weekend. On Dec. 17, 2018, Garcia appeared in the 5th Circuit Court-Claremont for a Violation of Probation. He was sentenced to the Sullivan County Department of Corrections to a period of 45 days. On Dec. 23, Garcia, a minimum security inmate, walked away from the Sullivan County Department of Corrections while assigned to a work detail.
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