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December 24, 2013

Trooper assault suspect extradited to N.H.

Man nabbed at Haverhill hotel


“He’s no stranger to law enforcement,” Wagner said.

McGurk also became the focus of a bail bond company’s unsuccessful appeal to the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

The company, Lawyers for Free Bail Bonds of Nevada, challenged a lower court order that the firm forfeit $11,000 in bail money it had posted on McGurk.

McGurk did not appear for trial because he was being held in Vermont in connection with the police chase in 2010. He was serving a four-year sentence for burglary when the high court handed down its decision last year.

With help from Haverhill police, McGurk was captured about 12:20 p.m. yesterday by the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, Trooper Todd Nolan said.

Authorities received a tip that McGurk was at the Best Western hotel on Lowell Avenue, Nolan said.

McGurk, who was unarmed, was arrested without incident after being spotted in the lobby, he said.

McGurk was taken back to Massachusetts State Police barracks in Newbury and arraigned as a fugitive from justice in Haverhill District Court. He waived extradition to New Hampshire.

McGurk was taken to the Salem police station, and will be arraigned this morning at 10th Circuit Court in Derry.

McGurk faces charges of simple assault, resisting arrest, theft of a motor vehicle and being a habitual offender.

Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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