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For Immediate Release

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October 13, 2012 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Massachusetts

Concord, NH - 'Fugitive of the Week' Jason Henderson was arrested late this evening in Southbridge, MA by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

In May, 2012, the Strafford County Sheriff's Office requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals - NH Joint Fugitive Task Force to assist in the location and arrest of fugitive, Jason Henderson. Henderson was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for Failure to Appear for an original charge of assault on a juvenile.

As part of this investigation, Henderson was aired in the weekly feature known as the 'Fugitive of the Week' on May 24. The 'Fugitive of the Week' is broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, the Union Leader and prominently featured on the internet. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force determined that Henderson had fled the State of New Hampshire to an unknown location.

This evening, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force received information from a concerned citizen indicating that Henderson could be found living in an apartment in the 300 block of Hamilton Street in Southbridge, Massachusetts. This information was quickly provided to members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Massachusetts. Members of the fugitive task force along with the Massachusetts State Police and the Southbridge Police Department were able to safely locate and arrest Henderson without incident.

Henderson was turned over to the Southbridge Massachusetts Police Department to be charged as a fugitive from justice on the outstanding Strafford County (NH) warrant. Henderson will face a judge on Monday in Dudley District Court on the fugitive from justice charge.

"Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force are extremely pleased with this arrest, as it has been a long time in the making. We are very grateful for the public's overwhelming willingness to help and we can't thank them enough", said U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr.

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.

D/NH Fugitive of the Week website

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

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