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  • Writer's pictureCaity Koz

Multiple Fugitives of the Week Arrested

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces the successful apprehension of several former Fugitives of the Week. Below is information regarding each apprehension.

Greg Joseph Gifford

Greg Joseph Gifford, 60, was wanted on a parole violation stemming from an underlying conviction of criminal threatening of a government official.

On February 7, 2024, Gifford was arrested by Massachusetts Violent Apprehension Section. The apprehension occurred based on tips we received from the NH Department of Corrections weekly Fugitive of the Week posts. Gifford is currently being held in Massachusetts with his next court date scheduled for March 6, 2024.

Shaunna Lee Murphy

Shaunna Lee Murphy, 33, was wanted on probation violations stemming from an underlying conviction of controlled drugs and operating after being certified as a habitual offender.

On February 6th, 2024, Probation Parole Officers, in collaboration with the Rumney Police Department, conducted a home visit to locate Murphy. Upon arrival at the residence, Murphy was observed outside and attempted to flee upon noticing the police vehicle. Probation Parole Officers engaged in a foot pursuit into the woods, successfully apprehending Murphy, who was subsequently transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections.

During the apprehension, Murphy was found in possession of multiple baggies containing of an unknown controlled substance, as well as weapons including metallic knuckles attached to a knife. Further investigation revealed that Murphy had controlled drugs on her person, which she brought into the Grafton County House of Corrections, potentially leading to additional charges.

Rumney Police Department is pursuing additional charges on Murphy, which will likely include resisting arrest, being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon, and possession of controlled substances. Ms. Murphy is being held on $10,000 cash bail.

Cornelius Ransom Sanborn

Cornelius Ransom Sanborn, 50, was wanted on probation violations stemming from an underlying conviction of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

On January 15, 2024, Sanborn was arrested by the Belknap County Sheriff's Office, charged, and posted bail.

Emilio Gennaro Ciriello

Emilio Gennaro Ciriello, 54, was wanted on parole violations stemming from an underlying conviction of Second-Degree Assault, Witness Tampering, and two counts of Simple Assault.

On February 7, 2024, a resident of a sober house in Boston, MA, contacted one of the department’s Probation Parole Officers, reporting threats from an individual matching Ciriello’s description. The informant found Ciriello through the Fugitive of the Week poster online. The Probation Parole Officer gathered the necessary information and promptly contacted the Boston Police Department. They located and arrested Ciriello at the reported address. Ciriello was transported to the East Boston Court House and is expected to be held in Boston, until transportation arrangements are made.

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections extends its thanks to their law enforcement partners including the Massachusetts State Police Violent Apprehension Section, Rumney Police Department, Boston Police Department, Belknap County Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, the Department extends its thanks to the public for their assistance in these recent cases. The successful collaboration between all parties involved demonstrates the commitment to ensuring public safety.


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