2 inmates escape from minimum security halfway house

CONCORD, NH (AP) — New Hampshire State Police say two inmates who escaped from a minimum security halfway house in Concord have been captured.

Forty-five-year-old Jonathan Conrad Ellinger and 42-year-old Dale Wayne Clark were reported missing from the transitional housing facility around 9 p.m. Saturday. Authorities say another inmate told staffers they left through a window.

State police said Sunday they received tips that the inmates had stolen a pickup truck from a local business. Investigators located the vehicle before it crossed into Vermont.

The two have been taken back to the state prison. They’ll be charged with escape, theft of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property.

Ellinger was serving a 3- to 6-year sentence for armed robbery and Clark was serving a 1- to 5-year sentence for theft.

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