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N.H. couple arrested at Universal Studios in child abuse case won't make bail, lawyers say

These Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 booking photos released by the Orange County Corrections Department show Roland Dow, left, and Jessica Linscott, of Plaistow, N.H., who were arrested Wednesday evening at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. Dow, 27, and Linscott, 23, who authorities said spent two weeks on the run, were wanted in connection with injuries to Linscott's son, including burns and significant head injuries. Corrections Department, Fla.,AP Photo/Orange County

Roland Dow, left, and Jessica Linscott, right, of Plaistow, N.H.
Corrections Department, Fla., AP Photo/Orange County

(CBS/AP) PLAISTOW, N.H. - The New Hampshire couple charged with abusing and burning the woman's 3-year-old son before they were captured at Florida's Universal Studios will likely stay behind bars.

Pictures: Fugitive couple arrested at Universal Studios

Twenty-three-year-old Jessica Linscott is being held on $100,000 cash bail and her boyfriend Roland Dow was ordered held on $500,000 after their arraignments Monday in Plaistow District Court, CBS Boston reports.

Lawyers for Linscott and Dow said their clients would not be making bail.

The couple was ordered to have no contact with each other or Linscott's son.

Linscott and Dow were arrested last week by federal marshals at Universal Studios in Orlando following two weeks on the run. They were jailed in New Hampshire on Saturday.

Dow is charged with first and second-degree assault. He and Linscott face multiple charges of child endangerment.

On Monday, a prosecutor said there are other "troubling signs of abuse" of the boy and more charges against Dow are likely, CBS Boston reports.

According to the prosecutor, bruises were found on large portions of the child's body.

James, Linscott's 3-year-old son, remains hospitalized.

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