CAPTURED: NH Department of Corrections seek man with Mashpee ties for parole violation

Cyril John Pocknett

MASHPEE – The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces the arrest of former Fugitive of the Week, Cyril John Pocknett. Pocknett, 49, was wanted on parole violation stemming from an underlying conviction of Robbery (NH RSA 636:1).

Pocknett was featured as the Department’s Fugitive of the Week on June 19, 2024. On June 23, 2024, he was arrested by Massachusetts State Police and charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Operating Under the Influence, and Driving with a Suspended License after he collided with another motorist, left the scene, and lied to police about his identity. The vehicle he is suspected of driving was reported stolen out of Falmouth, MA. Pocknett is currently being detained, and additional charges are expected. Information and photos contained in the Fugitive of the Week bulletin helped police ascertain his true identity.

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections thanks the Massachusetts State Police and the Falmouth and Mashpee Police Departments for their assistance with this case.

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.

Previous story: The New Hampshire Department of Corrections (NHDOC) needs your help to locate the Fugitive of the Week, Cyril John Pocknett. Pocknett is wanted for a parole violation. Pocknett may be armed and dangerous and has violent tendencies, so caution is advised. Pocknett was last known to reside in the Manchester, NH area but has ties to Mashpee, MA.

If you see someone who resembles Pocknett, do not attempt to approach or apprehend him. Instead, contact NHDOC at 603-271-1804, your local police department, or 911.

Cyril John Pocknett is a 49-year-old Native-American male. He is 5.11″ tall and 215 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. He has several distinctive tattoos. Two are on his back station “MASHPEE FOR LIFE” and “BEAUTIFUL WAMP STYLE” On his neck is a “Cyril” tattoo. On his fingers is “WAMP LIFE” and he has a feather tattoo below his right eye.

NH DOC reports that in February 2011, he was sentenced to 10-30 years for robbery. He was released from the New Hampshire State Prison in May 2024 and has stopped reporting to his parole officer. NHDOC says he has a history of substance misuse.

Again if you see this individual do not approach but call 911 right away.

Update: Friday evening, the Mashpee Wampanoag Police Department issued the following statement: “The Mashpee Wampanoag Police Department is aware of a recent posting on social media regarding Wanted Fugitive Cyril Pocknett. We did receive information he has been seen on the Reservation over the last couple of weeks. Most recently at a residence on the Reservation yesterday. We did attempt to locate the fugitive at multiple residences he’s known to frequent last night. We were unable to locate.

Fugitive Cyril John Pocknett is Wanted on a Fugitive Warrant out of NH. He’s 49 years old, approx. 5 feet, 11 inches and around 215 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. Mr. Pocknett has a history of resisting arrest and possession of weapons. He is considered Armed and Dangerous with Violent Tendencies.

We urge everyone to be aware of their surroundings and be cautious.

If you see him call 911 immediately.”
On July 8th, 2022 CWN reported on Barnstable Police arresting Pocknett after an incident where he was alleged to have driven a stolen vehicle the wrong way on Main Street in Hyannis triggering a head-on crash.
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