SEABROOK - A Seabrook man who led police on a three-hour manhunt Monday night after he escaped from police custody while being treated at Exeter Hospital is being held on $100,000 cash bail.
Ryan Fogg, 22, of 98 South Main St., was arraigned Tuesday morning in Derry on charges of attempted burglary and criminal threatening brought by Seabrook police.
Fogg was in the custody of Seabrook police when he escaped in handcuffs from Exeter Hospital early Monday night. He was being treated at the hospital after a state police K-9 bit him when he was arrested in Seabrook Monday afternoon on warrants for the attempted burglary and criminal threatening charges.
Fogg is expected to face escape charges, but police haven’t decided which agency will charge him, according to Seabrook police Lt. Michael Gallagher.
Fogg took off after being discharged from the hospital, Gallagher said. Sgt. Robert Granlund had just placed Fogg in the back of a cruiser parked outside the hospital and put the windows down to give him some air as Granlund returned the wheelchair to the hospital, Gallagher said. Fogg somehow escaped from the back of the cruiser while Granlund was gone.
"In that small amount of time somehow he was able to escape,” Gallagher said, adding that police plan to investigate how the incident happened to prevent another escape in the future.
Fogg eluded police for nearly three hours before being captured in a wooded area along Drinkwater Road in Kensington near the offices of the Unitil power company.
At his arraignment in the 10th Circuit Court in Derry, Fogg was ordered held on $100,000 cash bail and told to have no contact with his grandmother.
The charges that led to his first arrest stemmed from an incident Saturday night in which Fogg allegedly tried to break into his grandmother’s house on South Main Street in Seabrook.
According to an affidavit by Seabrook Officer Daniel J. Hickman, Margaret Fogg told police that her grandson was trying to break in and “looked like he was high on drugs.” By the time police arrived, Fogg had left and officers were unable to find him.
Police left the residence, but returned a short time later when Fogg’s grandmother called again to report that he had returned and was attempting to break in through a window. Officers arrived and found Fogg running down a trail in the woods, the affidavit said.
A state police K-9 unit responded to assist police in their search. Police later learned that Fogg was gone to a neighbor’s house. Residents tried to keep him there until police arrived but he got away, police said.
According to the affidavit, Fogg’s grandmother and another resident at her house, Carl Jackman, told police that Fogg “has threatened them in the past and told them that he would burn the house down."
Police said Fogg has a lengthy criminal record.
"He has quite a history with us and many other departments in Massachusetts," Gallagher said.