UPDATE: 'Violent fugitive' arrested by NH police held without bail
HAMPTON — A man arrested after an hourslong standoff on Thursday appeared in court Friday.
Police arrested of Michael Ellis, 22, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, on charges of being a fugitive from justice and resisting arrest.
On Thursday, Hampton police received reports from Massachusetts State Police that Ellis, a "violent fugitive," was believed to be hiding in Hampton.
Massachusetts had active warrants on Ellis for armed robbery and assault and battery with a deadly weapon.
Hampton police believed Ellis was being protected by a friend at 7 Fairfield Drive, and the Seacoast Emergency Response Team was sent to bring him into custody.
Ellis would not go into custody when ordered to leave the building, and a standoff ensued that lasted over seven hours, police said.
Officers eventually removed Ellis from the house and placed him under arrest.
Ellis was arraigned Friday at Seabrook district court and is being held without bail so he can be extradited to Massachusetts.
He is scheduled for a probable cause hearing June 27 and a trial date was set for Aug. 1 for the charge of resisting arrest.