Man Who Fled Portsmouth, NH Traffic Stop Found in San Diego
A man who ran from a traffic stop in Portsmouth in June was found in San Diego by the U.S. Marshals Service.
David C. Hall, 38, was driving on Gosling Road in Portsmouth when an officer approached his vehicle on foot, according to Portsmouth Police. Hall sped off and turned onto Pease Boulevard and drove onto property owned by the U.S. Air Force where police said he abandoned the vehicle and ran off on foot.
He left a large amount of drugs and his cell phone behind in the car, according to police.
Police said Hall scaled a perimeter fence to leave the property and then ran off. He has been on the run ever since.
The US Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, Portsmouth Police Department and the DEA working to locate Hall and tracked him to the San Diego area where he was believed to be staying in hostels. He was spotted on a street corner and taken into custody without incident.
“Once again, the collaborative efforts of many law enforcement agencies from across the country worked together seamlessly to locate and arrest a fugitive.” US Marshal Nick Willard said in statement. “Mr. Hall thought that by fleeing across the country, he could avoid these charges. I am glad we could prove him wrong.”
Hall will be extricated back to New Hampshire to face charges.