Police Searching For Missing Inmate With Ties To Ossipee

Police are searching for 56-year-old Lawrence J. Eldridge who failed to return to The Concord State Prison Tuesday. ~ Photo courtesy of New Hampshire State Police.

CONCORD, NH – Police are searching for an inmate who failed to return after being allowed to leave temporarily.

According to New Hampshire State Police they are trying to find Lawrence J. Eldridge who did not return Tuesday after being allowed to leave the Concord State prison to visit a family member.

Eldridge a.k.a. Tinker has ties to the Ossipee area and was serving time after being convicted of kidnapping, escape, and criminal threatening.

He is described as a 56 -year-old white male who is 5 foot 9, 215 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Authorities said he was last seen in Alton.

Police advise anyone who may spot Eldridge to use caution and to not approach him. Any one who may have seen Eldridge or know where he may be located is asked to contact State Police immediately at 603-271-3636.