Fugitive arrested in Massachusetts on attempted murder charge

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CANTERBURY — After a months-long manhunt, Merrimack County Sheriff’s Office and the US Marshal’s Office have apprehended 50-year-old David Makin on a slew of charges including attempted murder, assault, and reckless conduct.

Makin, who had been on the run since June 1, was captured in Lawrence, Massachusetts, following an extensive investigation led by local and federal law enforcement.

The warrant for his arrest was issued in response to criminal activities originating from Canterbury, NH.

The charges against Makin include attempted murder, a special felony, two counts of first-degree assault, a felony A, an attempted first-degree assault, felony A, and two counts of second-degree assault, felony B, along with reckless conduct, also a felony B.

Currently detained as a fugitive from justice, Makin awaits extradition back to New Hampshire where he faces serious charges.

His arraignment is scheduled for later today.

Sheriff Croft expressed his gratitude towards the diligent efforts of both the Merrimack County Sheriff’s staff and the US Marshal’s Office.

“I am very proud of the men and women on my staff and the staff of the US Marshal’s Office for their hard work and dedication in their daily roles in locating and removing dangerous criminals from our cities and towns,” said Croft.

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