May 29, 2016 1:19 PM

U.S. Marshals searching for Tilton fugitive

TILTON - U.S. Marshals are actively searching for a Tilton suspect who has evaded police for some time.

The Laconia Citizen reports Derek Camerato, 20, is wanted on warrants issued by the Belknap County for failing to appear on a charge of attempted burglary and by Hillsborough County for failure to appear on three counts of assault on corrections officers at the Hillsborough County Jail.

On Oct. 15, 2014, Laconia police officers were called to a home on Anthony Drive, around 9:10 a.m. for a report of a burglary in progress. Camerato was arrested on scene and charged with attempted burglary, possession of a controlled drug and default or breach of bail conditions. Camerato had been released from the Belknap County Jail for just 90 minutes before he was arrested on the attempted burglary charge.

During his initial court appearance, his attorney said that may be bipolar, suffers from anxiety and has been treated for mental illness.

In December 2014, Camerato was being held in the Valley Street Jail in Manchester on charges of assaulting his mother and her boyfriend, when he was arrested again for three additional felony charges of assault on a guard by a prisoner.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White said Camerato has friends, associates and family throughout Hillsborough and Belknap Counties and may be hiding in a Lakes Region location.

If you have any information about the whereabouts, or have observed a person that resembles Camerato, please contact the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at (603) 225-1632 or call your local police department immediately.

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