By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — A person who had been running from local police for 10 years is being held on $3,500 cash-only bail after returning to the state on Tuesday.
Kelly Olson, 30, formerly of Orange Court in Laconia, was arrested on Jan. 17, 2006, for two counts of attempted robbery.
In 2011, Olson's case was turned over to the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force that sought the public's help in finding her. At the time, the sheriff's department had some information that Olson, who presented herself as a man at that time, was working in the adult movie industry in New York.
Perkins said that for most of the time the task force and the sheriff's department were looking for her, that they thought was looking for a man whose most recent photograph was of blond male with a haircut resembling a longish crewcut.
Through affidavits obtained from both the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division and the Belknap County Superior Court, police allege that Olson tried to steal a carton of cigarettes from a woman who was at 103 Blueberry Lane. Olson allegedly threatened the victim with what the victim thought was a gun.
Olson was released on $2,000 personal recognizance bail and was later indicted by a Belknap County grand jury for the crimes but never showed up for any scheduled court dates.
Belknap County Chief Deputy David Perkins said Wednesday that he was notified by police in Manhattan earlier this week that Olson was in their custody.
Sheriff's deputies drove to Manhattan on Tuesday to bring Olson back to Laconia, said Perkins.
Perkins said he has no idea what Olson was doing in Manhattan or how she came to be in the custody of the New York Police Department.
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