New reported sighting of NH couple in Lowell
PLAISTOW, N.H. (WHDH) -- There have been new sightings of a New Hampshire couple on the run for more than a week now. They face child abuse charges in connection with the injuries that put a 3-year-old boy in the hospital.
James Nicholson was beaten, burned and then dropped off at Exeter Hospital by his mother and her boyfriend. His grandmother said she always knew something was wrong and often tried to intervene.
“If his mother would come and pick him up he would run in the other room and hide and scream and cry -- he didn’t want to go. He was horrified," said Helen Nicholson, victim’s grandmother.
But Monday morning when James called her on the computer, he was in good spirits despite two head surgeries that left him heavily bandaged and still hospitalized.
“He’s all wrapped up with his head and he said, ‘Nana don’t be afraid. It’s not a monster hat,’ and from his hand up to his elbow he's wrapped up because he was burned there. From his hand to his elbow," Helen Nicholson said.
The boy’s mother, Jessica Linscott, and her boyfriend, Roland Dow have been on the run for 13 days. There was another sighting in Lowell Monday, which had police searching and handing out fliers.
“The cops came in and they asked if any of us have seen these two people. Supposedly they saw the girl in the area with the pink back pack and a pink jacket,” said Diane Cahill, store clerk.
The 3-years-old’s grandparents cling to precious moments like the ones captured on home video, and say they hope the couple gets what they deserve.
“I never want to see her or him. I want them to be caught and go to jail and I want her to get the same amount of time that he gets," Helen Nicholson said. "I don’t care what anybody says. She was a part of it. She's his mother."
Helen Nicholson’s son, James’ father, died several years ago. She believes other family members may be helping the couple hide.