SEABROOK -- A Hampton man who was wanted after escaping from Portsmouth Regional Hospital while in custody last month is back behind bars after he was found in Seabrook over the weekend.
Police arrested Robert Eaton, 30, around 1 p.m. on Saturday on an outstanding warrant from his parole officer, according to Scott Mendes, a Seabrook police prosecutor and detective.
Mendes said officers received information that Eaton was staying at 67A Collins St.
“The homeowner allowed the officers to search the home and Eaton was discovered inside and placed under arrest without incident,” Mendes said.
Seabrook police said the Salisbury, Mass., Police Department also assisted with Eaton’s capture.
Eaton was first arrested on Jan. 17 for a parole violation. Seacoastonline.com reported that after he was taken into custody he complained of chest pains and was brought by ambulance to Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Parole officer Al Previte told Seacoastonline.com that Eaton escaped from the hospital's emergency room.
Seacoastonline.com also reported that Eaton has outstanding warrants in Haverhill, Mass., for allegedly impersonating an officer and sexual assault.
Previte could not be reached for comment Monday on the status of Eaton’s latest arrest and the outstanding warrants.
He was transported to the Rockingham County jail, where he remained held Monday afternoon.