For Immediate Release
Posted: February 09, 2024


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NHDOC Announces Successful Apprehension of Several Fugitives of the Week

Gifford, Murphy, Ciriello & Sanborn In Custody

CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces the successful apprehension of several former Fugitives of the Week. Below is information regarding each apprehension:

Greg Joseph Gifford

Greg Joseph Gifford, 60, was wanted on a parole violation stemming from an underlying conviction of criminal threatening of a government official (NH RSA 631:4)

Gifford was featured as the Department’s Fugitive of the Week on January 31, 2024. On February 7, 2024, Gifford was arrested by Massachusetts Violent Apprehension Section. The apprehension occurred based on tips we received from the NH Department of Corrections weekly Fugitive of the Week posts. Gifford is currently being held in Massachusetts with his next court date scheduled for March 6, 2024.

Greg Joseph Gifford In-Custoy Poster

Shaunna Lee Murphy

Shaunna Lee Murphy, 33, was wanted on probation violations stemming from an underlying conviction of controlled drugs and operating after being certified as a habitual offender (NH RSA 262:23).

Murphy was featured as the Department’s Fugitive on January 24, 2024. On February 6th, 2024, Probation Parole Officers, in collaboration with Rumney Police Department, conducted a home visit to locate Murphy. Upon arrival at the residence, Murphy was observed outside and attempted to flee upon noticing the police vehicle. Probation Parole Officers engaged in a foot pursuit into the woods, successfully apprehending Murphy, who was subsequently transported to the Grafton County House of Corrections.

During the apprehension, Murphy was found in possession of multiple baggies containing of an unknown controlled substance, as well as weapons including metallic knuckles attached to a knife. Further investigation revealed that Murphy had controlled drugs on her person, which she brought into the Grafton County House of Corrections, potentially leading to additional charges.

Rumney Police Department is pursuing additional charges on Murphy, which will likely include resisting arrest, being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon, and possession of controlled substances. Ms. Murphy is being held on $10,000 cash bail.

Saunna Lee Murphy In Custody Poster

Murphy Photo of Baggies and Pipe

Courtesy photo of baggies and pipe

Murphy Photo of Brass Knuckles with Knife

Courtesy photo of brass knuckles with knife

Emilio Gennaro Ciriello

Emilio Gennaro Ciriello, 54, was wanted on parole violations stemming from an underlying conviction of Second-Degree Assault, Witness Tampering, and two counts of Simple Assault (NH RSA 631:2).

On February 7, 2024, a resident of a sober house in Boston, MA, contacted one of the department’s Probation Parole Officers, reporting threats from an individual matching Ciriello’s description. The informant found Ciriello through the Fugitive of the Week poster online.  The Probation Parole Officer gathered the necessary information and promptly contacted the Boston Police Department. They located and arrested Ciriello at the reported address. Ciriello was transported to the East Boston Court House and is expected to be held in Boston, until transportation arrangements are made.

Emilio Gennaro Ciriello In Custody Poster

Cornelius Ransom Sanborn

Cornelius Ransom Sanborn, 50, was wanted on probation violations stemming from an underlying conviction of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender (NH RSA 651-B:9:III).

Sanborn was featured as the Department’s Fugitive of the Week on November 22, 2023. On January 15, 2024, Sanborn was arrested by the Belknap County Sheriff's Office, charged, and posted bail.

Cornelius Ransom Sanborn In Custody Poster

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections extends its thanks to our law enforcement partners including the Massachusetts State Police Violent Apprehension Section, Rumney Police Department, Boston Police Department, Belknap County Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, the Department extends its thanks to the public for their assistance in these recent cases. The successful collaboration between all parties involved demonstrates the commitment to ensuring public safety.

The Fugitive of the Week program was launched by the Department of Corrections in March of last year to encourage public assistance in locating individuals who have absconded from supervision. Each Wednesday, the Department shares information on a specific fugitive through various communications platforms, and with law enforcement through the New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center.