US Marshal's office searching for NH inmate who escaped from handcuffs, transportation car
LACONIA — The United States Marshal's office is searching for an escaped inmate who may be in the area of Belknap or Merrimack counties.
On Thursday, Tamara Ipock was being transported to the Belknap County Jail when she freed herself from one of her handcuffs and fled the transportation vehicle. The escape happened in the area of Union Avenue and Court Street in Laconia around 3:30 p.m.
Ipock was last seen wearing an orange, Merrimack County Corrections prisoner uniform. She is described as 5-feet-2-inches tall, 120 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. Ipock has several identifiable tattoos including on her right ankle – four leaf clover, left ankle – flower and moon, right upper arm – butterfly and neck – zodiac symbol.
Ipock is currently wanted for the escape, as well as two outstanding Belknap County warrants for failure to appear on narcotic charges. She was arrested in January on a a Belknap County Warrant and Laconia Police Department Warrant.
She has family, friends and associates throughout Belknap and Merrimack counties and her current whereabouts are unknown.
"As always, we encourage fugitives to do the right thing and surrender; and also remind family, friends and associates that it is a crime to assist Ipock in her flight from justice and could result in criminal charges," said Jeffrey White, Criminal Investigator/Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Tamara Ipock is asked to contact Special Deputy U.S. Marshal Stephen Colcord at 603-225-1632. Click here to send an anonymous tip or anonymously text the word NHTIP followed by any information to the phone number TIP411.