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For Immediate Release

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July 20, 2009 District of New Hampshire
Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White (603) 225-1632
U.S. Marshals Arrest Fugitive Wanted in Connection with New Durham Stabbing

Concord, NH – Jason Schalebaum, 26, most recently of Wolfeboro, NH was arrested Monday afternoon in Deland, FL by members of the U.S. Marshals led Regional Fugitive Task Force. Schalebaum was arrested on a warrant issued by the New Durham, NH Police Department. The New Durham Police Department obtained the arrest warrant for the following charges: three counts of first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault, two counts of simple assault and one count of reckless conduct, by placing another in danger.

These charges stem from an altercation that occurred in New Durham, NH on June 12, 2009. During this altercation, Schalebaum is alleged to have assaulted multiple people and stabbed one of the victims three times in the chest.

On June 19, 2009, the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force - was requested to assist in locating and arresting Schalebaum. Today, members of the U.S. Marshals developed information that led to investigators to a location in Deland, FL. Members of the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force conducted surveillance and observed Schalebaum at local store and attempted to apprehend Schalebaum as he approached a vehicle. Schalebaum attempted to flee, and was quickly apprehended without further incidence or injury.

Schalebaum was charged as a fugitive from justice on the outstanding arrest warrants and booked into the Volusia County, Florida Jail pending his initial court appearance. “Schalebaum was a dangerous fugitive and was running from the legal system. I am proud to say that we have many tireless and dedicated law enforcement partners assigned to the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force who worked hard to bring Schalebaum to justice.” said U.S. Marshal Stephen Monier.

Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately 34,000 federal fugitives. More federal fugitives are arrested by Marshals than all other federal agencies combined.

The New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force is a team comprised of law enforcement officers from agencies throughout NH. The task force objective is to seek out and arrest violent fugitives. Last year, U.S. Marshals task forces arrested more than 27,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at:
http://www.usmarshals.gov

http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/nh/index.html

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