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John Joseph Ellsey is wanted on a violation warrant after an assault conviction and failure to register after going to Texas for work.

By Tony Schinella, Patch StaffVerified Patch Staff Badge
Oct 7, 2020 1:47 pm ET|Updated Oct 7, 2020 1:50 pm ET

CONCORD, NH — The U.S. Marshals-New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force is asking for the public’s help finding a convicted rapist and sex offender who is wanted on several warrants.

John Joseph Ellsey, 47, is wanted by the New Hampshire Department of Corrections on a parole violation as well as the New Hampshire State Police and Kennedale TX Police Department for failure to register as a sex offender. He is required to register due to an aggravated felonious sexual assault conviction in Rockingham County Superior Court, according to Jeffrey White, a deputy marshal.

“Ellsey was last registered as a sex offender in Danville, NH, and Kennedale, TX.” White said. “Ellsey was registered in NH as a resident and in TX for work. Ellsey was last known to be in the area of Schenectady, NY.”

Ellsey pleaded guilty to a single rape charge as well as second-degree assault, criminal mischief, and witness tampering charges in May 2005 after an incident in Hampstead in December 2003. In 2001, he pleaded guilty to a habitual offender charge and a conspiracy charge in May 2002 in Derry. In September 2014, Ellsey pleaded guilty to a felon in possession of a handgun charge and second-degree assault charges out of Plaistow and aggravated driving under the influence-0.16+, driving after revocation or suspension, and breach of bail charges out of Sandown but drug possession and a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon charges were nolle prossed.

Due to previous violent incidents, charges, and convictions, the task force has issued a “violent tendencies” warning on Ellsey.

Ellsey is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs around 242 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. He is originally from Methuen, Massachusetts. Ellsey has several tattoos including a jester on his chest and right arm, a tribal band on his left arm, “ELLSEY” on his back, and a pit bull there, too.

Warrants for his arrest were issued on Jan. 22, Jan. 28, and July 27.

Anyone with information about Ellsey or has seen someone who looks like him, should call local police or the task force at 603-225-1632.

Article reprinted from the Patch, Concord, NH.

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