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For Immediate Release

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May 21, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire, (603) 225-1632
U.S. Marshal's 'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested in South Carolina by Fugitive Task Force

Concord, NH – “Fugitive of the Week” Brien Cutting, 36, whose last known address was in Pittsfield, NH was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force this morning in Jared Michael Court neighborhood of Inman, South Carolina. Cutting was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Merrimack County Superior Court for probation violations stemming from his original conviction and sentence for being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon, witness tampering, and two counts of burglary.

As part of this investigation, Cutting was aired as the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force’s weekly feature known as the “Fugitive of the Week” on October 25, 2012. The “Fugitive of the Week” is broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, the Union Leader, the Nashua Telegraph and is prominently featured on the internet.

The ‘Fugitive of the Week’ program often leads to numerous tips on the location of many fugitives, but in this case it was the dogged persistence of Deputy U.S. Marshals that led to the location of Cutting. Once this address was discovered, this information was forwarded to our counterparts with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in South Carolina. Based on the information that was provided, the Marshals Fugitive Task Force ended Cutting’s seven months on the run, when they arrested him without incident this morning. Cutting is being held as a fugitive from justice at the Spartanburg County Detention Facility pending his court hearing and return to NH.

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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