Fugitive, with violent tendencies, wanted by the Department of Corrections


Adam James Smart, who is wanted on three arrest warrants, has previous convictions for burglary, indecent exposure, fraud, drug possession and other charges.

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CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Corrections is asking for the public’s help in finding a fugitive felon with a lengthy criminal history who has once again eluded parole supervision.

Adam James Smart is white, 40, approximately 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He has green eyes and brown hair. Smart has several tattoos, including a bull skull in a dream catcher on his back, a black figure on his right-left arm, and a skull with a feather headdress on the shoulder of his upper left arm.


Department of Corrections investigators warn of Smart’s fugitive status due to “violent tendencies” from previous violence. Previous charges include theft, delivery of articles, burglary, receiving stolen property, driving after revocation, indecent exposure, fraud, controlled drug, reckless conduct, disobeying an officer and simple assault.

“His current whereabouts are unknown,” officials said.

One arrest warrant was issued out of Rockingham County, while Smart also faces two other bench warrants

Smart was named Fugitive of the Week by the US Marshals Service in May 2018. A few months later he was arrested at gunpoint in Concord.

Smart’s criminal history goes back at least 14 years, when he was charged with receiving stolen property in Manchester and burglary and theft in Londonderry. He pleaded guilty to the Londonderry charge in May 2011. Smart received a suspended sentence of seven and a half years, with 210 days in jail and $2,575 in fines.

Smart’s criminal activities continued in August 2010, when he embarked on a series of burglaries, accused of targeting locations in Derry, Hooksett, Londonderry, Nashua, New Hampton and Sanbornton, and was charged with burglary and theft. He was convicted of multiple charges in 2010 and 2011. He was also convicted of fraudulent use of a credit card out of Plymouth and faced several probation violations following the convictions.

In March 2012, Smart was charged with burglary in Merrimack; two charges received for stolen property in Chichester; theft, armed robbery and kidnapping liability in Concord; and two charges received for stolen property in Derry. Smart pleaded guilty to the burglary charge in Merrimack in December 2012. In March 2013, he pleaded guilty to one of the theft of property charges in Chichester. Just before the robbery charges were set to go to trial in May 2013, no charges were filed. And in June 2013, he pleaded guilty to the charges against Derry.

In December 2023, a warrant was issued for his arrest for violation of probation. Mail was also sent to a Concord address on West Portsmouth Street, which was returned to the court and later sent to a post office box, which was listed on a return label, according to a court filing.

Smart was charged in January 2013 with theft and burglary out of Auburn starting in July 2010. Five months later, he pleaded guilty to the charges.

While in prison in February 2013, Smart was accused of conspiring to supply articles to inmates. He pleaded guilty to the charges in May 2014.

In March 2018, Smart was charged with drug possession in Salem and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor controlled premises where drugs are kept, receiving a 12-month suspended sentence and a $434 fine.

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