For Immediate Release
|June 05, 2013||Deputy U.S. Marshal Jamie Berry, District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632|
|U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Locates Endangered Runaway and Meth Lab|
Concord, NH – Last night, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in
New Hampshire located a 17 year old endangered runaway in Manchester who has
been missing from the Bristol, Virginia area since May 19, 2013. The U.S.
Marshals through its partnership with the National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children received information that the endangered runaway was in the
Manchester area. Through the investigation conducted by the fugitive task force,
it was learned that this runaway juvenile was possibly located at 300 Village
Circle Way in Manchester.
In the process of locating the runaway at this address, the fugitive task force encountered several people that were in the presence of the runaway and an apparent methamphetamine lab. The occupants were detained and removed from the residence by law enforcement. The Manchester Police and Fire Departments were notified, along with the Drug Enforcement Agency and New Hampshire State Police, whom all responded to the scene to assist with the suspected methamphetamine lab.
The endangered runaway is currently in protective custody with the Manchester Police Department. With the assistance from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children she will soon be reunited with her parents.
Along with the recovered endangered runaway, the following arrests were made; Michael Fleenor, 48; Jackie Barr, 45; and Cody Vinson, 22 all from the Bristol County, Virginia area. Fleenor was arrested and is being held at the Hillsborough County Jail on charges of possession and manufacturing of methamphetamine. Barr was wanted by Bristol County Sheriff’s Office, VA on an outstanding arrest warrant for a probation violation, stemming from an original conviction and sentence for larceny and is currently being held as a fugitive from justice at the Hillsborough County Jail. Vinson was being sought by the Bristol, Tenn. Police Department on an outstanding warrant for aggravated domestic assault and is also currently being held as a fugitive from justice at the Hillsborough County Jail.
U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr. said, “We are pleased that we have recovered this endangered runaway who was in a difficult situation and can now be reunited with her family.” Cargill continued, “I would like to thank all the agencies that assisted us in bringing this situation to a safe conclusion; which include the DEA, N.H. State Police, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, Manchester Police Department and the Manchester Fire Department. The team work provided by these agencies made the difference, preventing a bad situation from becoming a tragedy.” Cargill further said “Methamphetamine is a very volatile and dangerous drug that jeopardizes the safety of not just the addicts but the public, who are often unaware that they are being exposed to these dangerous chemicals and their potential health risks.”
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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