DOVER — Tips from the public helped local police and the U.S. Marshals Service arrest fugitive Edward Coleman III on outstanding warrants stemming from his 2012 conviction for child sexual assault, according to authorities.

Coleman, 44, was wanted on multiple outstanding arrest warrants, including a parole violation, stemming from his 2012 conviction on two counts of felonious sexual assault on a victim under age 16 and two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault on a victim under the age of 13.

Fugitive captured


Coleman also was wanted on two outstanding warrants out of Dover for failing to register as a sex offender.

Shortly after Coleman was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” the U.S. Marshals Service says it received tips from the public. As a result, officials learned Coleman was residing at an apartment complex located on Old Madbury Lane in Dover, they said.

Investigators confirmed Wednesday that Coleman was currently in the apartment and Dover police responded. When officers arrived, Coleman initially refused to open the door to the apartment. After a short time, officers were able to enter the apartment and arrest Coleman without further incident.

Coleman was taken to Strafford County jail pending a court appearance on the outstanding Dover warrants. After the Dover charges are resolved, Coleman will be returned to the New Hampshire State Prison for the parole violation.