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For Immediate Release

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September 25, 2012 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
One of Massachusetts' Parole's Most Wanted, Captured by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in NH

Concord, NH – One of Massachusetts' twelve most wanted parole fugitives was arrested this morning by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Littleton, NH. William Gervais aka ‘Billy the Kidd’, 33 whose last known address was in Jamaica Plain, Mass. when he absconded from parole. Gervais is on parole as part of his court ordered sentence for an armed robbery.

The Massachusetts Parole Board – Warrant Apprehension Unit contacted the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and requested their assistance in locating and arresting Gervais. Information was developed indicating that Gervais had fled Massachusetts and was in hiding in Littleton, NH.

This morning, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, including U.S. Marshals, Massachusetts Parole, Strafford County Sheriff’s Office along with the Littleton Police Department went to an apartment located on Parker Village Road in Littleton. Gervais was located inside the residence and initially resisted efforts to arrest him, but was taken into custody without injury.

Gervais was taken to the Littleton (NH) Police Department where he was held and charged as a fugitive from justice on the outstanding Massachusetts parole warrant. Gervais had a hearing in Littleton District Court this morning and was ordered returned to Massachusetts. Gervais is currently en route to MCI Cedar Junction in Walpole, Mass.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 4,392 arrests. These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

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

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