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For Immediate Release

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May 10, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Dangerous Fugitive
 

Concord, NH – Today shortly before noon, fugitive Justin Wilson, 28, was arrested as he attempted to sneak out the back door of a residence in the 300 block of East High Street in Manchester, NH as officers approached. Wilson was seen and quickly subdued, and arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force.

This past Tuesday, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force had requested the public’s assistance in locating fugitive Justin Wilson. Wilson was wanted by the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office for a probation violation with an original offense of being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon. During the initial investigation, it was learned that Wilson had a serious criminal history, was known to be a gang member, there was a possibility that Wilson was armed with a firearm and that he was mentally unstable. It was due to all of these factors, that the fugitive task force made this case a high priority.

It was a combined effort of the valuable tips provided by the public and the hard work of the officers on the street that led investigators to Wilson’s location late this morning. After Wilson was arrested while trying to flee from the residence, he was found to be in possession of crack cocaine. The cocaine was seized by the Manchester Police Department and Wilson will be charged at a later date.

Wilson was brought to the Rockingham County Jail for processing and holding pending his initial court appearance at the Rockingham County Superior Court.

Today’s investigation and arrest was a result of several agencies that are part of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, including members from: Rockingham, Hillsborough & Belknap County Sheriff’s Offices; Greenfield & Manchester Police Departments, along with deputy U.S. Marshals.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,370 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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