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Man wanted for failing to register as sex offender is arrested at Firebird Motel in Hooksett

August 06. 2017 9:39AM

HOOKSETT — A man wanted for failing to register as a sex offender was spotted by a local officer at the Firebird Motel, leading to his arrest on that charge and for drug possession.

About 8:42 p.m. Saturday evening, the police officer “made contact” with a man who identified himself as “Jack” in the motel’s parking lot, police said.

When the officer checked the motel’s register, he determined the man was in fact Jeffrey Allen, 51, of Manchester, whom dispatchers said had an active arrest warrant for failing to register as a sex offender, a felony.

Hooksett, with assistance from Manchester police, moved in to make the arrest, but Allen refused to exit his room, police said.

They applied for and were granted a search warrant to enter the room to make the arrest.

Inside, Allen was taken into custody peacefully, police said, and a search of the room turned up drugs and drug paraphernalia. Another warrant was sought for a more extensive search and marijuana and a loaded syringe believed to contain heroin also were found.

In addition to failing to register, Allen is charged with obstructing government administration, resisting arrest or detention, and two counts of drug possession. He refused bail and was taken to Merrimack County jail to await future arraignment.

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