Heavily tattooed, violent inmate ‘walked away’ from Manchester halfway house

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Eric Judkins, wanted by U.S. Marshals.

CONCORD, NH – The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance in locating escaped fugitive, Eric Judkins.

Judkins was an inmate at the Hampshire House Half-Way House, located on Elm Street in Manchester, and failed to return to the facility on Aug. 28. Judkins was serving part of a 27-month sentence for a serious assault of another prisoner that occurred while he was in a federal prison. This assault on an inmate occurred while Judkins was serving a 210-month sentence for a 1999 New Hampshire bank robbery.

Escapee Eric Judkins.

Judkins, 42, has an extensive array of tattoos covering his face, head, neck, chest, arm and hands. He stands 5-foot-10 inches tall, is 160 pounds, has brown eyes, and a shaved head.

Judkins has a history of violence and should not be approached. He is known to have friends, family and associates throughout the Manchester and Nashua areas, but hiscurrent whereabouts are unknown. As always, we encourage fugitives to do the right thing and surrender; and we also remind family, friends and associates that it is a crime to assist Judkins in his flight from justice and could result in criminal charges.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Eric Judkins, please contact Deputy U.S. Marshal, Brandon Wilson. Deputy Wilson can be reached at603-225-1632; or anonymously by clicking on this link:WEB-TIP, or anonymouslyTEXTthe wordNHTIPfollowed by any information to the phone numberTIP411. If this is an urgent call, please dial your local police or -911.